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Seawater, after cooling fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, is now radioactive. Sounds like a job for Kurion. The U.S. start-up is one of four companies tasked with treating the water and containing the radioactive materials.  Read the full story
India's capital, Delhi, is considering a sleek new form of public transportation: pod cars. Read the full story
PepsiCo has unveiled a networked vending machine system that allows consumers to gift beverages to others and operators to remotely track inventory levels.  Read the full story
Intel's annual event is filled with exciting and innovative products ranging from digital touch screens for in-store shopping to robots that could act as personal assistants.  Read the full story
Energy efficiency is the biggest green concern for folks from Florida, while residents of Arizona worry more about water conservation.  Read the full story
The Wisconsin-based company Asthmapolis is using tech to plug the gaps in asthma management.  Read the full story
A student has developed a bug-inspired fog-harvesting device for people who don't have access to clean water.  Read the full story
Enter citizen medicine: How social media can play a role in clinical trials.  Read the full story
Energy has become a 'guns or butter' dilemma for the U.S. military. A senior Pentagon official today said that the U.S. military's ability to project its power overseas is tied to managing energy consumption and developing renewable power sources.  Read the full story
A report finds that high gas prices are linked with decreased urban sprawl.  Read the full story
To design artificial limbs that can respond to thought, researchers are looking at ways to connect electrodes to the nerve endings in arms and legs.  Read the full story
March 2011 saw a 46 percent increase in hybrid and clean diesel car sales from the same month a year prior, outpacing the overall auto market, according to Baum and Associates.  Read the full story
Your city's future street lamp: more energy efficient, more powerful, more acute in its light projection and longer lasting. Sunovia leads the way.  Read the full story
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