How holographic computing could help train for disasters
R&D Blog: These holograms could be used to train healthcare professionals on medical practices that should be followed during any disaster
Scorpion robot prepares to roam through nuclear wastes
Toshiba has recently introduced a robot resembling a scorpion that it hopes will allow engineers to assess the damage following the 2011 earthquake in Japan that devastated several nuclear reactors at the Fukushima power plant
Pictures: Sixty years of the Red Cross and Land Rover Defender
For over 60 years, the Land Rover Defender has been one of the vehicles used by the Red Cross around the world. We look at how and where it has helped bring humanitarian relief
No more healthcare victims, laws must be respected: Four years of Healthcare in Danger
Violence against healthcare workers still leads to numerous deaths. This isn’t down to poor conditions, but because airstrikes destroy hospitals, ambulances are stopped at checkpoints, and doctors, nurses and patients are attacked
Membrane that could 'revolutionise' water purification to be tested in space
Danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will test the new biomimetic water filtration membranes during his ten-day stay on the International Space Station (ISS), as of September 2
Camera ball can gather intel for first responders
Now, before cops enter a shootout or a search and rescue team makes its way into a pile of rubble from an earthquake, first responders will be able to see what exactly they are up against within seconds
Infant mortality in Pakistan
The reason for commissioning this piece by Ali Sajid Imami was simple, writes Luavut Zahid, Editor of our Pakistan blog. Pakistan does not have a favourable track record of taking care of its children.
Guardian angel Siri and pocket dialling save teen trapped under truck
Sam Ray, 18, was never a fan of Siri, the hands-free virtual assistant on Apple iPhones, until he found himself pinned under his truck with Siri as his only way to call for help.
R&D blog: Paper-based test for Ebola, dengue and yellow fever
To facilitate diagnosis in remote, low-resource settings, researchers have developed a paper-based device that changes colour, depending on whether the patient has Ebola, yellow fever or dengue. The test takes minutes and does not need electricity to work
Deadly bomb blast rocks Thai capital
A bomb has exploded close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand's capital, Bangkok, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 120
UN Humanitarian Chief horrified by 'total disrespect for civilian life' in Syria
The UN Humanitarian Chief and Emergency Relief Co-ordinator concluded a visit to Syria, warning that this protracted conflict severely affects the lives of millions of people, and threatens the stability of the region and beyond
Nanotechnology and paper could save lives by eliminating water-borne bacteria
Researchers have discovered and developed an inexpensive, simple and easily transportable nanotechnology-based method to purify drinking water
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