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Big or small, questions about nuclear reactors remain

In Region

8:07 am on Thu, 04.26.12

Ameren is backing an effort by Westinghouse to win a federal grant for development of small modular reactors -- a product that could help the Missouri economy. But opponents of nuclear energy say the smaller reactors pose some of the same problems that large ones do.

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Robots in need of names

In Science

10:07 am on Wed, 04.18.12

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is expecting. Robots are coming soon to a lab at the center to aid in research on the regulation of plant genes. The public is invited to help name the robots.

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Innovation and entrepreneurial activity are on the rise in St. Louis, especially in bioscience, technology and alternative energy. The Beacon's InnovationSTL section focuses on the people who are part of this wave, what they're doing and how this is shaping our future. To many St. Louisans, this wave is not yet visible. InnovationSTL aims to change that. We welcome you to share your knowledge, learn more about this vibrant trend and discuss its impact.

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Big or small, questions about nuclear reactors remain

In Region

8:07 am on Thu, 04.26.12

Ameren is backing an effort by Westinghouse to win a federal grant for development of small modular reactors -- a product that could help the Missouri economy. But opponents of nuclear energy say the smaller reactors pose some of the same problems that large ones do.

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Give the Secret Service a break

In Commentary

8:08 am on Thu, 04.26.12

Everybody is shocked by the conduct of Secret Service agents in Colombia because the military and police are expected to be heroes. Those who have served know the opposite is true: They are ordinary mortals who do extraordinary things.

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