Disasterrelief

06.07.17
Facebook's new maps will help responders during natural disasters
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Facebook's new maps will help responders during natural disasters

The social networking company will share the tech with Unicef and the Red Cross.

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02.25.14
Vodafone's network in a backpack connects people after natural disasters
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Vodafone's network in a backpack connects people after natural disasters

Vodafone Foundation (the carrier's philantrophic arm) has launched a 24-pound mobile network in a ba...

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06.12.13
Airbnb's disaster response tool to help survivors find free housing (video)
06.12.13

Airbnb's disaster response tool to help survivors find free housing (video)

Airbnb has launched a new disaster response tool in an effort to make things easier for willing ho...

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11.22.12
Toshiba tests robotic quadruped for nuclear plant inspection, hopes to help clean up Fukushima
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Toshiba tests robotic quadruped for nuclear plant inspection, hopes to help clean up Fukushima

The cleanup efforts at Fukushima's nuclear facility are been peppered with robotics: packbots, a r...

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08.11.12
DARPA's Captive Air Amphibious Transporter can drive on water, help during disaster relief (video)
08.11.12

DARPA's Captive Air Amphibious Transporter can drive on water, help during disaster relief (video)

A couple of months back, DARPA announced it'd been working on developing technologies to help duri...

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08.06.12
WiFi-Extending Robot is built like a tank -- we talk to the people behind the project (video)
08.06.12

WiFi-Extending Robot is built like a tank -- we talk to the people behind the project (video)

It's a fairly menacing sight, an aluminum robot sporting big tank treads -- that is, until you wat...

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04.18.11
iRobot Packbots enter Fukushima nuclear plant to gather data, take photos, save lives (video)
04.18.11

iRobot Packbots enter Fukushima nuclear plant to gather data, take photos, save lives (video)

iRobot recently deployed a pair of robots to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, where i...

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04.16.11
TALON robot gets declawed, helps Japan sniff out radiation (video)
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TALON robot gets declawed, helps Japan sniff out radiation (video)

Robotics experts at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory just taught an old war...

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