Disaster

07.23.15
This origami-inspired emergency bridge accordions into shape
07.23.15

This origami-inspired emergency bridge accordions into shape

This towable accordion-style bridge sets up in an hour and can span nearly 70 feet.

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02.19.15
Samsung will broadcast public safety announcements over LTE this year
02.19.15

Samsung will broadcast public safety announcements over LTE this year

Samsung's got strong LTE (and LTE-A, and... whatever's next) bones and now it's looking to shift t...

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09.10.14
This anti-tornado sleeping bag protects you from flying debris
09.10.14

This anti-tornado sleeping bag protects you from flying debris

Rolled up, the Tuuli Armor looks like any other sleeping bag, but according to its inventor, it ca...

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07.08.14
Uber won't gouge you as much during disasters
07.08.14

Uber won't gouge you as much during disasters

Folks who have nabbed a ride from Uber during major snowstorms in New York City know all too well...

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06.06.14
Google and Twitter join forces for disaster alerts
06.06.14

Google and Twitter join forces for disaster alerts

Google's and Twitter's relationship has been a bit rocky since the former launched a social networ...

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06.04.14
Virtual reality training for rescuers may save your life in a crisis
06.04.14

Virtual reality training for rescuers may save your life in a crisis

While some soldiers have virtual reality training to familiarize themselves with the battlefield,...

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04.14.14
UN: fixing climate change is affordable
04.14.14

UN: fixing climate change is affordable

One of the biggest arguments against fixing climate change is that it would cost too much. Not so,...

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02.27.14
Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon
02.27.14

Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon

When disasters strike, communication services tend to go down; you can't simply call for help or s...

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