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A new search-and-rescue tech by NASA JPL and Homeland Security found living survivors buried underneath 10 feet of debris in Nepal, proving that it works in real-life situations. The briefcase-like device called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) can listen for the he...

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The Nepal earthquake has caused an immeasurable amount of tragedy this weekend, but some internet services are offering tools that might provide comfort if you have friends or family in the area. Facebook has rolled out its recently introduced Safety Check feature to tell you if contacts in the ar...

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Happen to be climbing Mount Everest in the near future? Take heart -- you can probably use your iPhone there now. Provider Teliasonera has reportedly installed a 3G antenna at the base camp of Everest, connecting the remote location to a modern cell phone network for the first time. Previously, cli...

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Studio Wikitecture's entry for a tele-medicine facility in Western Nepal has won the Founder's Award in the AMD Open Architecture Challenge, a competition hosted by Architecture for Humanity on the Open Architecture Network. Edging out 565 other entries from 57 countries, Studio Wikitecture apparen...

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