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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

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Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3 feet) on the bottom inside of a main structure called the pedestal that sits underneath the core inside the primary containment vessel of Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor, said the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. On Friday, the robot spotted suspected debris of melted fuel for the first time since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused multiple meltdowns and destroyed the plant. The three-day probe of Unit 3 ended Saturday. Locating and analyzing the fuel debris and damage in each of the plant's three w...
Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners _ for a price

Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners _ for a price

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Amazon's new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn't have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals. These meal kits come with just about everything you need to prepare dinner for two. You can choose from a variety of vegetarian and meat options. For now, Amazon's meal kits are available only in limited markets, including Seattle. There's no major commitment, the way rivals require you to order an entire week of meals at a time. But you pay dearly for the convenience and flexibility, and you must plan ahead, at least for now. ——— ORDERING THE MEAL As a competitive athlete who trains a lot, I find generous portions are almost as important as lots of protein. I usually don't eat red meat, and the chicken dish got a
UK to bring in drone registration

UK to bring in drone registration

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The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz).Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures.There is no time frame or firm plans as to how the new rules will be enforced and the Department of Transport admitted that "the nuts and bolts still have to be ironed out".The drone safety awareness test will involve potential flyers having to "prove that they understand UK safety, security and privacy regulations", it said.The plans also include the extension of geo-fencing, in which no-fly zones are programmed into drones using GPS co-ordinates, around areas such as prisons and airports.'Protect the public'"Our measur...
YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

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YouTube says it will redirect people searching for "violent extremist propaganda" and offer them videos that denounce terrorism.People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos "debunking its mythology".YouTube said it wanted to help prevent people being radicalised.The company told the BBC that uploading IS propaganda was already against its terms and conditions.In a blog post, the video-streaming giant said it was implementing ideas from the Redirect Method, a campaign that tries to steer the IS audience towards videos that debunk the group's recruitment tactics.The themed video playlists challenge claims by the so-called Islamic State group that it provides good governance, is a strong military force, and that world pow...
MP: Fine facebook for prescription drugs sites

MP: Fine facebook for prescription drugs sites

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Facebook should be fined if it doesn't take down illegal and inappropriate material, the chair of a parliamentary committee has told Sky News.Damian Collins MP, chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, said that a Sky News investigation into the illegal sale of prescription drugs on Facebook was "incredibly serious".Mr Collins told Sky News: "There should be an obligation for these companies to act against that sort of content and material."And if they refuse to do that or simply don't have the resources in place to do it - and no one can believe that companies like Facebook can't afford to have the resources in place to combat this material - then I think we should look at the idea of some sort of fines for companies failing to act."The Sky News investigation revealed doz...