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CRJ Winter 2014, Volume 10, Issue 2

CRJ Winter 2014, Volume 10, Issue 2

The winter edition of the CRJ has now gone to press. Take a look at the articles that are being published in this issue.

R&D: From ears and heart valves, to emergency shelters: The endless possibilities of 3D printing

R&D: From ears and heart valves, to emergency shelters: The endless possibilities of 3D printing

The advent of 3D printing has innovators excited about the endless possibilities this new technology has to offer

R&D: Innovative approaches in Ebola vaccine development

R&D: Innovative approaches in Ebola vaccine development

In the week that Time Magazine named Ebola Fighters as its Person of the Year and to continue raising awareness about Ebola and the work to curb its spread, this post highlights a new innovative approach in vaccine development.

News: UNDP calls for boost in collaboration for new climate & development era

News: UNDP calls for boost in collaboration for new climate & development era

Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, says UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

R&D: Could airborne fake cellular towers help locate victims after a disaster?

R&D: Could airborne fake cellular towers help locate victims after a disaster?

fter a major earthquake in an urban area, can a plane equipped with a dirtbox fly over the affected area to help emergency workers locate survivors and bodies?

Editor's Blog: Bringing hope to Syria's beleaguered civilians

Editor's Blog: Bringing hope to Syria's beleaguered civilians

Syria: Just over a year ago, this volunteer from Northern Aleppo lost a leg to a barrel bomb in horrific circumstances while trying to rescue civilians trapped in rubble after bombing raids on their homes.

R&D: Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Briefing and Networking Day, UK

R&D: Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Briefing and Networking Day, UK

Europe: Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)

R&D: Ingestible sensors can deliver vital signs to doctors in a disaster

R&D: Ingestible sensors can deliver vital signs to doctors in a disaster

Imagine a massive earthquake strikes a major metropolitan area. Hundreds, if not thousands, wait for medical attention. What if patients could take a pill that will digitally transmit vital patient information to health care workers on their smart phone?

News: US-UK Cybersecurity initiative launched

News: US-UK Cybersecurity initiative launched

A new UK/US cybersecurity initative, known as the Collaboration on Resilience and Security, or ColoRS, was launched in November

News: Steelhenge publishes Crisis Management Survey

News: Steelhenge publishes Crisis Management Survey

Steelhenge Consulting has published the results of the Crisis Management Survey 2014: Preparing for Crisis, Safeguarding Your Future

R&D: New rapid detecting device could help to curb the spread of Ebola

R&D: New rapid detecting device could help to curb the spread of Ebola

In recent weeks, media attention to Ebola has shifted. Yet, despite the drastic decline in coverage, the Ebola virus continues to kill. As of this week, the World Health Organization has reported 6,055 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia

News: UNISDR announces winner of the UN Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge

News: UNISDR announces winner of the UN Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge

In the event of a disaster, the Guardian Evacuations app not only shows the user where to find the closest location evacuation center, but allows them to see traffic information, weather, and potential flood and fire risk areas

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