Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down For Evaluation, Possible Repairs

FRENCHTOWN TWP. (WWJ/AP) – DTE Energy Co. says the reactor at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant has been shut down after a problem with a system used to cool auxiliary equipment. Utility spokesman Guy Cerullo said the manual shutdown took place late Sunda...

Microsoft, Google agree to drop complaints against each other

Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc's Google have reached a deal to withdraw all the regulatory complaints against each other, the companies told Reuters."Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing le...

UW researchers working on novel nuclear fusion technique

Sustainable nuclear fusion has long been a dream for most scientists and energy experts alike. Clean, abundant, and economical, there have been many attempts to make it workable. Now, researchers at the University of Washington have stepped up their exist...

Frigid Pluto is home to more diverse terrain than expected

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The most detailed look at Pluto's surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released on Thursday.The unprecedented window into the so-call...

Toronto officials propose rules for Uber, help for taxi drivers

TORONTO Toronto officials on Thursday proposed new rules to allow ride-hailing service Uber to operate in the city and let traditional taxis compete on fares.Among the recommendations, taxi companies would be permitted to offer lower rates for trips no...

Saudis Make Push for Nuclear Energy

While the world’s attention has focused on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, other players in the Middle East have been laying their own plans to develop nuclear power to meet future energy needs. Saudi Arabia, the most ambitious of the group, has announced ...

Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.Austra...

Japan looks to kickstart 'fintech' revolution

TOKYO A laggard in embracing the 'fintech', or financial technology, revolution, Japan is set to ease investment restrictions that could free up the flow of capital in an economy sitting on an estimated $9 trillion in individuals' cash deposits. Strict...

SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule splashes down in Pacific Ocean

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday carrying about 3,700 pounds (1,680 kg) of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station, NASA said. It was the first return load from the s...

Old red dye shows promise as new cancer foe

NEW YORK Modern cancer drugs supercharge immune systems, target specific gene mutations and pack modified viruses into vaccines. Amid the increasing sophistication, one investigational treatment stands out for its simplicity.Rose Bengal, a cheap indust...