News tagged with emergency communications

A camera that peers around corners (w/ video)

In December, MIT Media Lab researchers caused a stir by releasing a slow-motion video of a burst of light traveling the length of a plastic bottle. But the experimental setup that enabled that video was des ...

Mar 20, 2012
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Home wifi could be used for emergency responders

Wireless routers for homes and offices could be knitted together to provide a communications system for emergency responders if the mobile phone network fails, German scientists reported on Monday.

Aug 20, 2012
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McAfee warns of hacker threat to autos

Cars made smarter with Internet technology are zooming into perilous hacker territory, according to a report by US computer security giant McAfee.

Sep 07, 2011
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Study highlights indigenous response to natural disaster

When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from ...

Feb 13, 2014
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Bond-style tech for emergencies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Instantly deployable James Bond-style information and communication technologies are now available to coordinate disaster response among diverse agencies and NGOs, thanks to European researchers.

May 20, 2010
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GIS siting of emergency vehicles improves response time

In an emergency, minutes matter. With this knowledge, University of Georgia researchers developed a new method for determining where emergency vehicle stations should be located. The results of their work could improve ambulance ...

Mar 02, 2012
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NIST tornado reports urge new safety standards

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths and the steep economic costs of property damage caused by tornadoes. ...

Dec 05, 2013
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