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Virtual USA

Natural disasters -- like toddlers with crayons -- leave a mess all over the map, spilling across federal, state, and local lines. To clean up, different agencies and jurisdictions must come together and share what they know.

dateJan 29, 2010 in Other
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Nuclear weapons: Predicting the unthinkable

If a nuclear weapon were detonated in a metropolitan area, how large would the affected area be? Where should first responders first go? According to physicist Fernando Grinstein, we have some initial understanding to address ...

dateNov 22, 2009 in General Physics
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Radio waves 'see' through walls (w/ Video)

University of Utah engineers showed that a wireless network of radio transmitters can track people moving behind solid walls. The system could help police, firefighters and others nab intruders, and rescue hostages, fire ...

dateOct 12, 2009 in Engineering
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Majority of fire and ambulance recruits overweight

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center, Harvard University and the Cambridge Health Alliance found that more than 75 percent of emergency responder candidates for fire and ambulance ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Health
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