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Airline safety cards used to be a lot more fun

Airline safety cards used to be a lot more fun

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today, the airline safety cards (located in the back pocket of the seat in front of you), only get a passing glance from the millions of people that take to the air, but at one time they were eye-catching enough to deserve a thorough read. Douglas Wolk explores the history of these functional design pieces […]


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Cyborg roaches to the rescue! Biobots could map collapsed buildings for emergency responders

Cyborg roaches to the rescue! Biobots could map collapsed buildings for emergency responders

| October 28, 2013

Whether it’s assessing a wrecked building, exploring uncharted territories, or conducting surveillance in a hostile environment — the modern cockroach can do it all. A research team from North Carolina State University has devised a software that uses a swarm of “cyborg cockroaches” or “biobots” (roaches fitted with electronic sensors) to map dangerous or uncertain areas, […]


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How to evacuate a subway

How to evacuate a subway

| October 3, 2013

I take the subway to work every morning. Usually I’m in a groggy, zoned-out state with my headphones in and my brain still turned off. However, there are those occasional mornings my mind goes all “Final Destination”-y, and I consider what I would do in case of an emergency that would cause me to evacuate […]


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How to evacuate a high rise

How to evacuate a high rise

| September 24, 2013

Evacuating any building, whether it’s during an emergency, drill, or false alarm can be stressful. Evacuating a high rise, however, poses unique challenges that we may not all know how to handle. Whether you’re an employee or employer, being thoroughly prepared will help ensure the evacuation process goes smoothly and safely for everyone. Simply put: […]


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Uttarakhand flash floods: fear of epidemic emerges as rescue operations continue

Uttarakhand flash floods: fear of epidemic emerges as rescue operations continue

| July 11, 2013

After the massive devastation caused by flash floods in Uttarakhand, India on June 15, it might take years before life crawls back to normalcy. As clean-up procedures start, the fear of an epidemic looms large. However, experts are working to dispel fears, and stress that rescue and rehabilitation should be the first priority. Dubbed the […]


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Georgia makes pet evacuation SAFE

Georgia makes pet evacuation SAFE

| June 11, 2013

As hurricane season approaches, pet owners will have to make some tough decisions. Evacuating with pets during an emergency is often not an option, since most shelters do not take pets in. For Georgia residents, however, there is some respite. Georgia’s new pet evacuation center The SAFE center is the brainchild of George McCommon, currently its […]


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