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Honeybee decline: A disaster in the making?

Honeybee decline: A disaster in the making?

When disasters come to mind, one might think of earthquakes, hurricanes, or terrorist attacks. It is...

Italian firm tests underwater drone that could revolutionise diving safety

Italian firm tests underwater drone that could revolutionise diving safety

The Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy (CADDY) is an underwater drone and floating satellite designed...

Switzerland tests drone delivery service for emergencies

Switzerland tests drone delivery service for emergencies

Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo, and the Californian drone manufacturer Matternet have recently te...

Vibrating barriers to protect buildings during earthquakes

Vibrating barriers to protect buildings during earthquakes

Protecting cities from earthquakes is still a grand challenge that needs addressing, as recent disas...

Ape-like robot could be useful in disasters

Ape-like robot could be useful in disasters

Various types of robots are being developed. A previous CRJ R&D blog has already highlighte...

Devices turn iPhones into an electrocardiogram and urinalysis reader

Devices turn iPhones into an electrocardiogram and urinalysis reader

A start-up company called Scanadu has created products, as well as two iPhone apps, that work t...

Bringing light and energy to people in need

Bringing light and energy to people in need

WakaWaka, a company that creates and sells high-tech solar-powered lamps and chargers, has recently ...

Communication for difficult-to-reach areas

Communication for difficult-to-reach areas

A new communication platform, called Beartooth, provides: “Communication when you need it most...

Drones that could stop drowning

Drones that could stop drowning

Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional deaths worldwide, accounting for seven per cent...

System stops bleeding from gunshot wounds in seconds

System stops bleeding from gunshot wounds in seconds

When a patient has a gunshot or blast trauma wound, first responders must rapidly treat the injury t...

The quest to deal with antibiotic resistance

The quest to deal with antibiotic resistance

A Johns Hopkins engineer, supported by a major grant from the US National Institute of Health, is le...

New injection could save lives after an explosion

New injection could save lives after an explosion

Whether it is a war zone or a natural disaster time is of critical importance. Time can be the diffe...

Transform your smartphone into a satellite phone for extreme environments

Transform your smartphone into a satellite phone for extreme environments

With high profile terrorist groups well established across the globe, acts of terrorism are all too ...

Data gathering and disaster response

Data gathering and disaster response

On December 26, 2003, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake devastated Bam, Iran killing 26, 271 people. Exactl...

Inspired by lotus leaves: How nanoparticle-coated mesh could help clear up oil spills

Inspired by lotus leaves: How nanoparticle-coated mesh could help clear up oil spills

The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University in the US does no...

Disaster response potential of Google's Project Loon

Disaster response potential of Google's Project Loon

The ability to deploy a mobile network and promptly supply a region with cell signal would be invalu...

An old foe rears its ugly head

An old foe rears its ugly head

For several months, public health debate in the US has turned from an impending worldwide Ebola outb...

Spherical rescue drone for chaotic environments

Spherical rescue drone for chaotic environments

When a powerful explosion causes buildings to collapse and ignites a fire that spreads within minute...

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