Google is letting patients share electronic medical records with loved ones or care providers who may be needed to help in emergencies.
As Australia braces for another season of summer natural disasters, leading social media researchers are calling for governments to better coordinate their crisis communications.
Social media channel communication (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) is sometimes the only telecommunications medium that survives, and the first to recover as seen in disasters that struck the world in recent years, according ...
The growing popularity and use of social media around the world is presenting new opportunities for statisticians to glean insightful information from the infinite stream of posts, tweets and other online communications that ...
For millions of Americans living in the hurricane zones on the Gulf and East coasts, recent decades have been quiet—maybe too quiet.
A controversial decision in 2011 to blow up Mississippi River levees reduced the risk of flooding in a city upstream, lowering the height of the rain-swollen river just before it reached its peak, according to a newly published ...
Given the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, it's not surprising so many people use social media in crises such as floods, fires and earthquakes.
Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in the coming days, possibly disrupting radio and satellite communications, scientists said Thursday.
Although not yet operational, the new Sentinel-1A satellite has provided radar data for mapping the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
When it comes to helping communities across the United States stay up-to-date on their flood risk, the Landsat satellite can take a bow.