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The potential of apps to save lives

The potential of apps to save lives

It is no secret that we live in a time where technology dominates our day-to-day life. Modern living...

‘Biohybrid’ robots could search for toxic leaks or locate aircraft black boxes under water

‘Biohybrid’ robots could search for toxic leaks or locate aircraft black boxes under water

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3...

Self-assembling robots and their potential uses in emergencies

Self-assembling robots and their potential uses in emergencies

During a crisis or in conditions brought on by natural disaster, responders often cannot work direct...

Soft, flexible exosuit aids first responders

Soft, flexible exosuit aids first responders

Our bloggers look at a flexible lower limb robotic exosuit, which could help firefighters and others...

New app helps search and rescuers to locate missing people

New app helps search and rescuers to locate missing people

Our bloggers examine a new app that identifies high probability areas where an individual goes missi...

Using robots to abate nanotoxicity in emergencies

Using robots to abate nanotoxicity in emergencies

Our R&D bloggers examine how the RASSR robot can help to protect first responders in environment...

Electronic 'nose' detects nerve gas and pesticides, even at low levels

Electronic 'nose' detects nerve gas and pesticides, even at low levels

Researchers have created a metal-organic framework that could equip smartphones with gas detecators ...

'Squishy' motors and wheels could make vehicles for search and rescue after disasters

'Squishy' motors and wheels could make vehicles for search and rescue after disasters

Engineers have created a small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels that rolls over rough terr...

XStat treats gunshot wound on coalition soldier in first field use

XStat treats gunshot wound on coalition soldier in first field use

The XStat haemostatic device covered in the R&D Blog in May 2015 has been successfully...

Cognitive systems in disaster response

Cognitive systems in disaster response

Eighty per cent of data today is invisible to today’s technologies. With cognitive systems, a ...

Using virtual reality to save lives in disasters

Using virtual reality to save lives in disasters

The best way for anyone to learn is through failure. By making mistakes, we begin to understand what...

The right flashlight to kill bacteria

The right flashlight to kill bacteria

The fourth state of matter, plasma, has previously shown its worth in the medical industry, effectiv...

Copter 4: A new UAV that could revolutionise rescue missions

Copter 4: A new UAV that could revolutionise rescue missions

We live in a world plagued by natural and manmade disasters that affect vast sections of our populat...

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 vers...

Wall-climbing scout drone for high-rise fires

Wall-climbing scout drone for high-rise fires

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a ...

New chip provides unjammable communications

New chip provides unjammable communications

Battlefields are becoming increasingly digital, which increases the threat of jammed communications....

A foldable material that can change size, volume and shape

A foldable material that can change size, volume and shape

Imagine a house that could fit in a backpack or a wall that could become a window with the flick of ...

Firefighting robots and drones on the rise

Firefighting robots and drones on the rise

Developments in firefighting and fire prevention robot technology, not to mention the use of drones ...

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