Tag: disasters

Dogs, Technology and the Future of Disaster Response

Monday, May 5th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Imagine a team of humans, dogs, robots and drones swooping onto the scene in the aftermath of a disaster and working together to find and rescue anyone trapped in collapsed buildings. That’s the goal of a team of researchers from around the United States working on what they call the Smart Emergency Response System (SERS).

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Getting Organized To Fight Wildfires

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Lauren Williams, a communication intern in NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Think fighting wildfires is just a job for forest rangers armed with water? Think again. Research in communication practices is improving the ways in which wildfires are handled. On the front lines of

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