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Robotics
Firefighting Robot Helps Battle Blaze in Los Angeles
Firefighting Robot
Robotics
Firefighting Robot Helps Battle Blaze in Los Angeles
The U.S.’s first firefighting robot helped keep LAFD firefighters safe while they battled a blaze in downtown Los Angeles.
October 23, 2020

The U.S.’s first firefighting robot helped keep LAFD firefighters safe while they battled a blaze in downtown Los Angeles.

Disaster Response
Getting Disaster Relief To the People Who Need It Most
Disaster Relief
Disaster Response
Getting Disaster Relief To the People Who Need It Most
Delphi analyzes property damage and poverty levels to identify the people most in need of disaster relief, helping organizations maximize their impact.
October 6, 2020

Delphi analyzes property damage and poverty levels to identify the people most in need of disaster relief, helping organizations maximize their impact.

Disaster Response
Starlink Satellites Bring Internet to Wildfire-Ravaged State
Starlink satellites
Disaster Response
Starlink Satellites Bring Internet to Wildfire-Ravaged State
SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are providing residents and emergency responders affected by Washington wildfires with access to reliable internet.
October 1, 2020

SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are providing residents and emergency responders affected by Washington wildfires with access to reliable internet.

Disaster Response
Firefighting Satellites Help Track Wildfires in California
Track Wildfires
Disaster Response
Firefighting Satellites Help Track Wildfires in California
High-tech instruments on satellites are helping emergency responders and members of the public track wildfires in California.
September 12, 2020

High-tech instruments on satellites are helping emergency responders and members of the public track wildfires in California.

Disaster Response
Google Wants To Make The World’s Largest Earthquake Detector
earthquake detector
Disaster Response
Google Wants To Make The World’s Largest Earthquake Detector
Google wants to create the world’s largest earthquake detector by using the accelerometers of Android phones and city-level location data.
August 13, 2020

Google wants to create the world’s largest earthquake detector by using the accelerometers of Android phones and city-level location data.

Wildfires
This Model May Help Predict Wildfires
predict wildfires
Wildfires
This Model May Help Predict Wildfires
Wildfires need dry fuel to thrive. Researchers at Stanford are working on an AI model to measure dryness to help predict, and control, the blaze.
June 12, 2020

Wildfires need dry fuel to thrive. Researchers at Stanford are working on an AI model to measure dryness to help predict, and control, the blaze.

Disaster Response
A New Way to Find People Lost at Sea
search and rescue
Disaster Response
A New Way to Find People Lost at Sea
In a search and rescue mission at sea, time is of the essence. A new model may make missions faster — and save lives.
June 6, 2020

In a search and rescue mission at sea, time is of the essence. A new model may make missions faster — and save lives.

Emergency Response
Real-Time Data Can Save Lives in a Disaster
emergency response
Emergency Response
Real-Time Data Can Save Lives in a Disaster
Researchers are working on new algorithms that could provide emergency response managers with real-time data to save more lives.
April 20, 2020

Researchers are working on new algorithms that could provide emergency response managers with real-time data to save more lives.

Pandemic Preparedness
Learning from Disaster: An Interview with Bryan Walsh
Bryan Walsh Interview
Pandemic Preparedness
Learning from Disaster: An Interview with Bryan Walsh
Human history is dotted with pandemics. We spoke with "End Times" author Bryan Walsh on how we can learn from them for the future.
April 12, 2020

Human history is dotted with pandemics. We spoke with "End Times" author Bryan Walsh on how we can learn from them for the future.