Uber Loses Its Top PR Flack at the Worst Possible Time

Career advisers are probably telling kids these days to learn how to code or become proficient in Mandarin but the field of public relations is in dire need of some talent. Companies like Pepsi and United Airlines had major fires to put out in the last week but no corporation seems to get themselves in trouble as often as Uber. And now, it’s lost the person who’s paid to make those problems go away. Read More >>

Excessive Radiation Inside Fukushima Fries Clean-up Robot

The robot was sent into reactor No. 2 to inspect and clean a passage for another robot in the damaged nuclear facility. Image: TEPCO/Associated Press
A remotely-controlled robot sent to inspect and clean a damaged reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant had to be pulled early when its onboard camera went dark, the result of excess radiation. The abbreviated mission suggests that radiation levels inside the reactor are even higher than was reported last week—and that robots are going to have a hell of a time cleaning this mess up. Read More >>