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Magnitude 7.1 aftershock disrupts efforts at Japan nuclear plant to stave off hydrogen explosions

As northeastern Japan coped with Thursday's magnitude 7.1* aftershock, the largest since the disastrous March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the injection of nitrogen gas into one of the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was interrupted as Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCo) workers evacuated to a safer site, according to the Japan Broadcasting Corp (JBP)...

April 7, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

Behind the scenes with the Fe Maidens at this year's FIRST Robotics Competition

Scientific American was back at the FIRST New York City regional robotics competition this year. We've covered the event more generally in the past but this year decided to focus on one team in particular—not an easy decision to make when you consider there were dozens of talented, hard-working squads competing for a chance to go to the championship round next month in St...

March 25, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier
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