Rescue

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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05.25.13
Mercedes-Benz plan will put QR codes on cars to speed up rescues
05.25.13

Mercedes-Benz plan will put QR codes on cars to speed up rescues

We joke that most people don't like QR codes, but those codes link to a lot of information through...

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08.11.12
SPOT Connect helps your iPhone rescue you via satellite
08.11.12

SPOT Connect helps your iPhone rescue you via satellite

Cellphones are pretty good for calling 911, or letting your family know where you are, but if you...

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08.05.12
Army seeking proposals for casualty-carrying UAVs
08.05.12

Army seeking proposals for casualty-carrying UAVs

Combat is a grizzly business, and despite the best efforts of medical evacuation crews, it's not a...

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05.23.12
Delorme's inReach two-way satellite communicator gets iOS support, sends iPhone texts from Timbuktu (video)
05.23.12

Delorme's inReach two-way satellite communicator gets iOS support, sends iPhone texts from Timbuktu (video)

If you're an iPhone or iPad owner, you might have been disappointed that the Delorme inReach two-w...

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04.02.12
iPhone video helps rescue trapped Chinese toddler
04.02.12

iPhone video helps rescue trapped Chinese toddler

If this story had hit yesterday, we might have cried "April Fools!" As it is, though, it's a rema...

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03.21.12
MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)
03.21.12

MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

One of the most thrilling things about human existence is that you never know what's lurking around...

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12.16.11
Brooklyn filmmaker working on app to help prevent sexual assault
12.16.11

Brooklyn filmmaker working on app to help prevent sexual assault

When it comes to creating innovative apps to address municipal, environmental or social issues,...

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10.29.11
How to use PhoneView to fix your iPhoto camera roll woes
10.29.11

How to use PhoneView to fix your iPhoto camera roll woes

If the Camera app and Photos app on your iPhone disagree about the contents of your camera roll, y...

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