disaster zones

disaster zones

Twitter Partners With Satellite Cos, Google May Sell Home Entertainment Hardware, New Wallet Security Snag Could Hit All Phones

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Twitter Partners With Satellite Cos For Tweets By Text. Twitter has announced partnerships with big satellite providers Iridium and Thuraya, to extend the reach of the tweet-via-SMS service. People in war zones or natural disaster zones may not...
Twitter Partners With Satellite Cos, Google May Sell Home Entertainment Hardware, New Wallet Security Snag Could Hit All Phones

OpenStreetMap versus Google maps

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Travelling to Sarajevo showed the Open Knowledge Foundation's Lucy Chambers the overwhelming reach of crowdsourced open dataNot long ago I travelled to Sarajevo for a conference. It was my first time in Bosnia, so before travelling I checked where my hotel was on Google maps:At the time, there were reports...
OpenStreetMap versus Google maps

DARPA's next "grand challenge": tool-wielding rescue robots

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SCHAFT's planned entry into DARPA's Grand Robotics Challenge. Yesterday, the Department of Defense's advanced research arm, DARPA, announced the details of its next grand challenge. Following up on its autonomous vehicle challenge, the research agency will now focus on robots that do need an operator. But these robots are...
DARPA's next "grand challenge": tool-wielding rescue robots

Explore digital archives of buildings in Japan affected by the 2011 tsunami

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A year ago we released Street View imagery of areas in Northeastern Japan that were affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Our hope was that the 360-degree panoramas would provide a comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use way for people around the world to view the damage to the...
Explore digital archives of buildings in Japan affected by the 2011 tsunami

Jemima Kiss meets iPadio CEO to talk about his everyone everywhere communication apps

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This week on Tech Weekly Jemima Kiss, Guardian digital correspondent, meets CEO and fonder of iPadio Dr Mark Smith. Mark discusses the evolution of his communications application company and why a sports reports app turned out to be just as useful for NGO's in disaster zones as it was for...
Jemima Kiss meets iPadio CEO to talk about his everyone everywhere communication apps

Disaster zone robots to compete

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The Pentagon announces a $2m competition to develop robots able to drive vehicles and use tools in disaster zones....
Disaster zone robots to compete
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