So How Does A Car Become Radioactive, Anyway?

Recently, Russian custom officials prevented 300 Japanese cars from entering the country because they were believed to be irradiated from the Fukishima nuclear power plant disaster. This made me wonder two things: first, can I get an awesome deal on a slightly radioactive FR-S, and second, how does a car actually… » 7/20/12 4:20pm 7/20/12 4:20pm

This Harley Lost In The Japanese Tsunami Just Washed Up On A Canadian…

A Canadian beachcomber made an unexpected find along British Columbia's Pacific Coast on April 18. Debris from Japan's tragic tsunami a year ago have only recently begun washing up on North America's west coast. Like on April 18th, when Peter Mark found a white container with a Harley Davidson inside of it. » 4/30/12 2:00pm 4/30/12 2:00pm

The cars of the Fukushima Nuclear Exclusion Zone

These images, snapped inside the exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant nine months after the earthquake, are as close as we're likely to get to the end of the world. At least until December next year. Destroyed vehicles litter the landscape, proving obstacles for the few remaining holdouts and… » 12/28/11 4:00pm 12/28/11 4:00pm

Japan fixed this quake-damaged road in just six days

Japan's world-class transportation infrastructure couldn't withstand this month's 9.0-magnitutde quake, but their construction teams are still amazing. This stretch of highway was repaired in just six days by a Herculean road crew. This is the triumph of Japanese engineering. » 3/24/11 10:30am 3/24/11 10:30am