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Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods

January 28, 2019

A city’s ability to safeguard the public in the event of a flood could be greatly improved by…
Jiu-jitsu move may be lifesaver for trauma victims

January 8, 2019

A martial-arts maneuver can reduce blood loss in someone who has sustained a significant wound, suggests a small,…
Study finds struggle with infant feeding in disaster

August 7, 2018

Breastfeeding is widely regarded as the healthy and safe choice for infant feeding, especially during a disaster when food…
Can a big airliner perform an emergency landing on a public highway?

March 29, 2018

Flying has a good reputation in terms of safety – it is one of the safest ways to…
Faster help at the scene of an accident: More than 3.5 million cars with Mercedes-Benz emergency call on board

March 14, 2018

EU Directive 2015/758 requires that from 31 March 2018 all new passenger cars type-approved from that date must be…
Clear Talk for First Responders

October 26, 2017

For first responders, such as firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians, a successful outcome to a mission—and…
Is rushing your child to the ER the right response?

October 18, 2017

If a child gets a small burn from a hot pan, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may…
Study reveals benefits of having GPs in Emergency Departments

October 10, 2017

A new study from the University of Liverpool provides evidence that locating a General Practitioner (GP) in a…
Being selfish can save lives – research showed that rushing to save others may increase the fatalities

June 28, 2017

We are taught to be selfless as much as possible. In a dangerous situation we think we should…
High-Speed Network Protocol for Emergency Situations Recovers Six Times Faster than Current Ones

May 29, 2017

During an emergency situation, the speed of data exchange between responders on site and decision-makers back at the…
Population only part of tornado casualty story

May 25, 2017

New research out of Florida State University shows that the strength of a tornado has a significantly larger…
Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet’, researchers say

March 16, 2017

Natural measures to manage flooding from rivers can play a valuable role in flood prevention, but a lack…
Google-funded Flint water app helps residents find lead risk, resources

December 9, 2016

A mobile app and website built for the city of Flint is available now to help the community…
Turn your eyes to the skies for the latest explorers

August 20, 2016

From strengthening wildlife conservation efforts to improving disaster response, researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned…
Should I stay or should I go?

June 30, 2016

Millions of people will likely be in harm’s way as a new hurricane season unfolds in the United…
Roach-like robots run, climb and communicate with people

June 14, 2016

Insects make themselves at home in the most unwelcoming terrain: on steep inclines, in dark crevices, under shaky…
Large-Scale Data Study of Super Storm Sandy Utility Damage Shows “Small” Failures, Big Impact

May 10, 2016

When Super Storm Sandy struck New York State in October 2012, the damage to the state’s electric utility…
Trust a Robot in a Fire?

April 7, 2016

In emergencies, people may trust robots too much for their own safety, a new study suggests. In a…
In Emergencies, Should You Trust a Robot?

March 1, 2016

In emergencies, people may trust robots too much for their own safety, a new study suggests. In a…
Robotic drones to ‘print’ emergency shelters for those in need

February 17, 2016

A new research project aims to develop the world’s first flying robots capable of autonomously assessing and manufacturing…
Upcoming winter storm may cause problems for U.S. East Coast energy infrastructure

January 25, 2016

An upcoming winter storm has resulted in blizzard watches in major Mid-Atlantic cities, including Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia,…
Amphibious remote-controlled machines to help clean-up nuclear sites

January 14, 2016

Submersible remote-controlled machines are to be created that will accelerate the clean-up operation at nuclear sites such as…
NIST Study of Colorado Wildfire Shows Actions Can Change Outcomes

November 11, 2015

A new study of Colorado’s devastating 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire demonstrates that prompt and effective action can significantly…
New report finds human-caused climate change increased the severity of many extreme events in 2014

November 9, 2015

Human activities, such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use, influenced specific extreme weather and climate events in…
Where do rats move in after disasters? This team finds out

November 9, 2015

Imagine you’re a researcher working outdoors in a New Orleans summer. It’s 100 degrees, and you’re going door-to-door…
Hazards Shouldn’t Lead to Disasters: NIST Releases New Community Resilience Planning Guide

October 30, 2015

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued the Community Resilience Planning Guide for…
Borneo on Fire

October 22, 2015

Asian countries near the equator are in an extreme drought, one of the more predictable impacts of an…
Many parents unaware of plans for emergencies at preschools and child care centers

October 20, 2015

If your child’s preschool or child care were affected by a tornado, fire or violent situation, would you…
Cats’ eyes provide solution for looking inside nuclear reactors

October 12, 2015

Engineers have drawn inspiration from the eyes of cats to create a new camera that can see radiation…
Faster evacuation: Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning

October 2, 2015

As the 10th U.S. hurricane season since Katrina rolls on, a University of Michigan professor is using advanced…
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