Naturaldisasters

10.16.14
Facebook 'Safety Check' lets friends know you're OK after a major disaster
10.16.14

Facebook 'Safety Check' lets friends know you're OK after a major disaster

Despite the frivolous nature of most social media interactions, Facebook's latest new feature is i...

By R. Lawler,   10.16.14
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10.03.12
Sandia Labs' MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)
10.03.12

Sandia Labs' MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)

We've seen some large-scale simulations, including some that couldn't get larger. Simulated cellul...

By J. Fingas,   10.03.12
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08.30.12
Japan considers using social networks in disaster situations
08.30.12

Japan considers using social networks in disaster situations

Emergency services are embracing technology as new ways to investigate, send alerts and receive rep...

By J. Rigg,   08.30.12
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07.20.12
NASA ISERV Pathfinder to link up with ISS, keep an eye out for natural disasters
07.20.12

NASA ISERV Pathfinder to link up with ISS, keep an eye out for natural disasters

It's easy to assume that the greater mysteries of the universe should require our space agency's u...

By J. Volpe,   07.20.12
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03.14.12
Hand-cranked vending machine offers products sans power, refreshments during emergencies (video)
03.14.12

Hand-cranked vending machine offers products sans power, refreshments during emergencies (video)

Ever needed to grab a bottle of water only to find the vending machine you've spotted is without p...

By B. Steele,   03.14.12
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01.25.12
Google adding Public Alerts to Maps, keeps you in the loop in times of worry
01.25.12

Google adding Public Alerts to Maps, keeps you in the loop in times of worry

You can't deny that Google often hands out marvelous tools for the masses to utilize (yes, some ca...

By E. Alvarez,   01.25.12
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09.09.11
LightSquared faces Congressional hearing over proposed 4G network, submits revised plan
09.09.11

LightSquared faces Congressional hearing over proposed 4G network, submits revised plan

The LightSquared Express rolled in to Washington yesterday, where the House Committee on Science,...

By A. Toor,   09.09.11
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06.03.11
NHK's automated, animated sign language translator adds gestures to subtitles (video)
06.03.11

NHK's automated, animated sign language translator adds gestures to subtitles (video)

We've seen quite a few devices designed to help hearing impaired users communicate via phone or c...

By A. Toor,   06.03.11
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04.25.11
AT&T's new cell tower can fit in a suitcase, help restore networks after natural disasters
04.25.11

AT&T's new cell tower can fit in a suitcase, help restore networks after natural disasters

Whenever a natural disaster strikes, phone companies are typically forced to patch up their own net...

By A. Toor,   04.25.11
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