Emergency Response

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How Flickr Predicted Hurricane Sandy's Landfall

An amazing comparison of social media meta-data, in two charts.

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NASA Has Invented a Lightweight Machine That Can Detect a Human Heartbeat Under 30 Feet of Rubble

The FINDER could change the way we rescue people from natural disasters. 

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First Responders in San Diego Have Rolled in Late to Thousands of Emergencies

This is what happens when the money dries up.