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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...

Top ten emerging technologies of 2015

Top ten emerging technologies of 2015

March 4 2015: Zero emission cars fuelled by hydrogen and computer chips that mimic the human brain a...

Digital humanitarians

Digital humanitarians

The resilience of disaster and emergency response teams is unmatched: from an earthquake in Haiti or...

Pocket-size drones for reconnaissance and situational awareness

Pocket-size drones for reconnaissance and situational awareness

Whether it is a rescue mission during natural disaster or a major conflict, emergency and rescue per...

R&D: Cities - the building technology revolution

R&D: Cities - the building technology revolution

In CRJ 10:1, Robert Ouellette outlined the concept of Mobile, Efficient, Subtle and Heuristic (...

Could genetic code passwords be useful in preventing cyberattacks?

Could genetic code passwords be useful in preventing cyberattacks?

As organisations around the world become ever more dependent on the Internet, cyberattacks and cyber...

Wireless electronic implants fight and eliminate infections then dissolve safely

Wireless electronic implants fight and eliminate infections then dissolve safely

Within hours of a natural or human-caused disaster, medical and rescue teams rush to the affected ar...

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