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Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Duke Lab Study Cuts Fracking Waste’s Radioactivity

Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the dangerous radioactive levels found in some wastewater from hydraulic fracturing: mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.

01/10/2014

A Geminid meteor streaks between peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation on December 14, 2010 in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ross Perot Part Of Asteroid Mining Venture

A Texas billionaire financing space robots, mining near-earth asteroids for platinum and gold, may sound like the plot line to the latest 3-D adventure movie, but it isn’t.

04/24/2012