But for all its sophistication, the military's emergency medical system in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is meant to be temporary.
Another outbreak will come, whether we’re ready or not.
The threat of earthquakes is so high in Japan that preparation is key.
The government has admitted it's been slow to start reconstruction after the earthquakes in April and May that killed close to 9,000 and left thousands of buildings destroyed and damaged.
When the worst happens, communication saves lives.
Rescuers continue searching for survivors despite diminishing hopes and hard rain, while anger at the government's handling of aid money boils over.
The US disaster response agency has a bit of a history of misallocating funds and then trying, usually unsuccessfully, to get them back.
17 robots will show off their skills at the DARPA Robotics Challenge.