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An Emergency Network for Natural Disasters

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Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas are developing an emergency communications network that will maintain operation during natural disasters and provide critical warnings and geographic information to people affected by the disasters.

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First Responders, Emergency, Disasters, Triage, Hazmat, Quarantine, Communication, Science And Technology, First Receivers

First "Receivers" - Staying on Top of Their Game

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There are First Responders, and there are First Receivers. Both need a way to communicate with each other when they are expected to perform under unusual scenarios. Now they have it.

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Haiti, Earthquake, Haiti Memory Project, Religion, Politics, Culture, Oral History, University Of Kentucky, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, New York University, Medicine

Oral History Project Captures Stories of Haiti Earthquake Survivors

The Haiti Memory Project is working to make available to the public more than 100 firsthand accounts of the earthquake and its aftermath, as well as Haitians' thoughts on topics like politics, culture, medicine and religion.

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Italian Shipwreck Threatens to Create Second Disaster at Sea

Charles Greene, a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Cornell University, is an expert on the protection of threatened marine ecosystems. Greene comments on the potential for ecological disaster posed by the 2,300 tons of fuel oil still aboard the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia.

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Chronic Poverty Stalks Haitian Earthquake Victims Still Living in Camps

Tulane University study of aid to Haiti finds that 36 percent of households in the directly affected area -- and 54 percent of those living in camps -- still have not recovered to their pre-earthquake levels almost two years after the disaster.

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haiti relief, haiti recovery, Donations, aid, Humanitarian Assistance, Donation Logistics, Humanitarian Logistics, haiti earthquake, Port-au-Prince, Japan earthquake

Jan. 9 Audio Press Briefing: Lessons From Haiti – The Science of Donated Stuff

Leading up to the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, catastrophic earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, humanitarian logistics expert Dr. Jose Holguín-Veras will talk about the mishaps, successes, and challenges of getting aid and donations to Haiti and into the hands of those in need.

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Evacuation Plans Need to Incorporate Family Perspectives

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Officials have “made overly optimistic evacuation time predictions that could have potentially devastating consequences," according to researchers.

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Earthquake, Warning, Subduction, Pacific Northwest, Seismic, Tsunami

$2M Grant Could Make Early Earthquake Warning a Reality in the Northwest

A grant to the University of Washington from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation could pave the way for a system to provide a warning seconds to minutes in advance of a major offshore earthquake in the Northwest.

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Association of University Technology Managers, AUTM, Academic Commercialization, Intellectual Property, Bayh-Dole Act, Better world report, Natural Disasters, Inventions

Report Highlights Academic Role in Innovation, Responding to Disasters

The 2011 edition of the AUTM Better World Report is a collection of stories about technologies that originated in academic research and were brought to the public through technology transfer.

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Thanksgiving Can be a Time to Heal, Deal with Remorse of Natural Disasters

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Natural disasters made 2011 a loss-filled year. A UAB psychologist says plan ahead and don’t over commit.







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