News tagged with firefighting

Image: Fires and hot spots in Arizona

Wildfires have been plaguing the southwestern United States with hot, dry weather, high winds and lightning strikes. The interesting point to note in this image is the "modis hot spot" highlighted area. This is a spot on ...

dateJul 03, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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A.I. could be a firefighter's 'Guardian Angel'

Firefighters have only their wits and five senses to rely on inside a burning building. But research developed in part by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, may change that, introducing artificial intelligence ...

dateAug 12, 2016 in Engineering
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Augmented reality for firefighters

An EPFL team is working on a smart visor that, combined with a thermal imaging camera, will help firefighters see what's around them in real time, even at night and in smoke.

dateMay 25, 2016 in Engineering
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