first responders

net neutrality

Pissed Off by Verizon, Firefighters Join the Fight to Restore Net Neutrality

First responders join a chorus of angry Americans tired of big telecom’s nonsense.
Karl Bode
8.30.18
killer bees

A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

"She had them on her face, around her mouth, around her ears, her neck and her hair."
Becky Ferreira
7.18.18
first responders

Ham Radio Hobbyists Are Connecting the Caribbean After Hurricane Maria

The storm silenced much of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. But a volunteer network of hams are helping people reach their loved ones.
Sarah Emerson
9.26.17
DRONES

Emergency Workers Now Have Access to Military-Grade Drones

These drones want to give EMTs, traffic police and other clients an “eye in the sky” to help them respond to emergencies quicker.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.4.16
nasa

NASA's New Self-Learning AI Could Save First Responders

AUDREY could reveal a newer, smarter generation of artificial intelligence.
Brad Bergan
8.27.16
News

Inside 'Liberty City,' Homeland Security's Site for Testing Urban Drones

The goal at the drone evaluation site is to impress public safety officials.
Shawn Musgrave
6.19.15
china

What China's Drone-Led Search for Earthquake Survivors Looks Like

It's not clear if the drones directly helped save any lives, but this is clearly the future of disaster relief.
Jason Koebler
8.18.14
Motherboard Blog

Closing the Digital Divide Saves Lives

It’s now easier than ever to warn people that a catastrophic event is coming.
Ben Richmond
10.18.13