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CRJ 11:3 out now

CRJ 11:3 out now

Details of what's coming up in the next issue of the CRJ

Using virtual reality training to save lives in disasters

Using virtual reality training to save lives in disasters

Our bloggers say that, with the advent of Virtual Reality technology, it may be possible to replicate real life situations more accurately and learn from our experiences without any added trauma

Count every child: Finding and registering Pakistan's invisible children

Count every child: Finding and registering Pakistan's invisible children

In Pakistan, 60 million children have no legal identity because they have not been registered at birth, affecting their eligibility for education and vaccination, and leaving them open to wider abuse

The right flashlight to kill bacteria

The right flashlight to kill bacteria

A team of scientists from several leading research institutes in China and Australia has developed a handheld battery-powered plasma flashlight for ridding bacteria from skin and other surfaces

Drinking water: Carbon pricing revenues could close infrastructure gaps

Drinking water: Carbon pricing revenues could close infrastructure gaps

"It is possible to finance the drinking water supply in the majority of countries worldwide by the year 2030," says Dr Michael Jacob, lead author of a study from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Copter 4: A new UAV that could revolutionise rescue missions

Copter 4: A new UAV that could revolutionise rescue missions

CRJ's R&D Blog team, headed by Ian Portelli, looks at how advanced rescue technology is being incorporated into traditional rescue protocols, reducing disaster casualties of both first responders and victims before and during dangerous recovery missions

Should we be concerned about the ISIL nuclear and dirty bomb threat?

Should we be concerned about the ISIL nuclear and dirty bomb threat?

The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC at the end of March put the threat of ISIL using some sort of fissile and/or radioactive material right at the top of the international media terror spotlight, writes Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

How to get communities in East Africa to trust climate science

How to get communities in East Africa to trust climate science

Jennifer Leavy, Senior Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK, highlights the importance of communicating climate science effectively

International Police Association Global Anti-Terrorism Forum held in Macau

International Police Association Global Anti-Terrorism Forum held in Macau

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Roger Gomm reports from the event, at which he presented the keynote address

Crisis? I'll know it when I see it...

Crisis? I'll know it when I see it...

This new blog on crisis management, edited by Brian Dillon, is for those who have been in the hot seat and for those who have it all to come

Study predicts severe water stress likely in Asia by 2050

Study predicts severe water stress likely in Asia by 2050

conomic and population growth on top of climate change could lead to serious water shortages across a broad swath of Asia by the year 2050, a newly published study by MIT scientists has found

Considerations for training development

Considerations for training development

In this blog curated by Brian Dillon, Dr Sara Waring says that academic institutions are a particularly fruitful area for training hubs to develop a link to, and association with, local academic institutions

Canada wildfire: 1,600 Fort McMurray buildings damaged

Canada wildfire: 1,600 Fort McMurray buildings damaged

A wildfire has brought "significant destruction" to the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, with 1,600 structures affected, the premier of the province of Alberta says.

Modelling and animation to help search and rescue ships sail more safely in heavy seas

Modelling and animation to help search and rescue ships sail more safely in heavy seas

A new computer model built on highly complex mathematics could make it possible to design safer versions of the 'fast ships' widely used in search and rescue, anti-drugs, anti-piracy and many other vital offshore operations

Are we doing enough to safeguard healthcare services?

Are we doing enough to safeguard healthcare services?

We should keep asking this question until the sound of hospital bombings is silenced, says Ali Naraghi, Project manager of Health Care in Danger, ICRC

Active shooter and hostile event summit

Active shooter and hostile event summit

Earlier this year the United States’ InterAgency Board (IAB) convened the Active Shooter and Hostile Event Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Metropolitan Police from London, UK, was invited to take part, writes Brian Dillon

Winter storms the most energetic to hit western Europe since 1948, study shows

Winter storms the most energetic to hit western Europe since 1948, study shows

The repeated storms that battered Europe's Atlantic coastline during the winter of 2013/14 were the most energetic in almost seven decades, new research has shown

R&D Blog: Firefighting robots and drones on the rise

R&D Blog: Firefighting robots and drones on the rise

Developments in firefighting and fire prevention robot technology, not to mention the use of drones in fire situations, has been gathering even greater momentum in recent years, writes our R&D Blogging team