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When disaster strikes, a search website for first responders will save lives

August 21, 2019

When Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2,000 years ago, it took hours for a single message from Pompeii to…
The U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge

October 1, 2018

As the nation’s maritime first responder, the U.S. Coast Guard is devoted to helping boaters in distress. Within…
Portable Device to Aid Rescue Workers in Searching for Humans Trapped under Rubble

April 23, 2018

The obvious first step after the collapse of buildings from an earthquake, bombing or other disaster is to…
How to rescue a Moonwalker in need

July 9, 2017

During a simulated space mission underwater last week, ESA tested an ingenious concept to bring astronauts safely back…
Unimog U 4000 – the beast becomes an off-road rescue vehicle

January 5, 2017

Winter is finally coming and many people will go skiing. On the other hand, early spring may bring…
Robot Rodeo at Sandia Labs showcases bomb squad expertise

May 19, 2015

Bomb squads from across the country saddled up their robots and are duking it out at the ninth…
DHS and NASA Technology Helps Save Four in Nepal Earthquake Disaster

May 7, 2015

Four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued…
New sites will boost European search and rescue

November 19, 2014

A trio of stations has taken shape on three islands at the far corners of our continent, ready…
U.S. Antarctic Program recognized for its search-and-rescue efforts

May 16, 2014

The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has recognized the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the…
As fast as their tiny ‘bot’ legs will carry them!

April 8, 2014

Imagine robots no bigger than your finger tip scrambling through the rubble of a disaster site to search…
Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land

January 22, 2014

A penguin stands near the MV Akademik Shokalskiy (R), shown stuck in the ice off East Antarctica, December…
Ice rescue sparks Antarctic tourism debate

January 9, 2014

A helicopter from the Chinese ship Xue Long rescues passengers who spent Christmas on the icebound Russian research…
Winds, rain halt Antarctic ship rescue

January 2, 2014

Passengers link arms and stamp out a helicopter landing site on the ice near the MV Akademik Shokalskiy…
NSF Cooperating with Italy, New Zealand in Search for Downed Plane in Antarctica

January 25, 2013

Officials with the U.S. Antarctic Program are cooperating with their Italian and New Zealand counterparts, as well as…
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