search and rescue

ARA San Juan

‘Really Bad’ Wind and Waves Are Pummeling Rescuers Trying to Find That Lost Argentine Sub

What search crews need is calm weather—and any hint of the location of the sub and its 44 crew members.
David Axe
11.21.17
Outer Limits

How America’s National Parks Became Hotbeds of Paranormal Activity

Bigfoot and aliens have come to overshadow the government’s aging database of missing persons cold cases.
Sarah Emerson
10.28.17
Outer Limits

How to Rescue a Cruise Ship in the Northwest Passage

There is not much of a script for such a mass evacuation.
Brian Castner
10.24.17
Stuff

Some Guys in Alaska Want to Train Wolverines to Rescue Avalanche Survivors

It's a wild search-and-rescue dream that could become a reality as early as winter 2017.
Sarah Berman
4.28.16
videos

Watch This Search and Rescue Drone Navigate a Glacier Crevasse

A bit of a rough ride, but that was the point.
Michael Byrne
1.20.16
Australia

Answers to the Malaysian Airline Mystery Still Lie on the Ocean Floor

Newly found wreckage, the first breakthrough in the search for MH370, might not be such a breakthrough after all.
Geraldine Cremin
8.4.15
machines

Proposed Legislation Will Allow Firefighters to Shoot Drones Over Wildfires

"The legislature needs to send a signal that our society simply won’t put up with this nonsense."
Emanuel Maiberg
7.22.15
Features

The Surreal Agony of Waiting for Robots to Do Something

There is something about the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals that felt like watching the Masters.
Brian Anderson
6.9.15
News

Watch These Rescue Robots Fail to Rescue Anything

Robots can’t handle disaster tasks, or, as we know them, regular person tasks.
Clinton Nguyen
6.6.15
search and rescue

How Everest Climbers Made the Nepal Earthquake Even Worse

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal, one-fifth of the country’s helicopters were used to rescue climbers on Mount Everest. Could those resources have been better used?
Andrew Bisharat
5.5.15
News

Citizen Initiatives Are Helping to Save Migrants in the Mediterranean

Since EU leaders seem more concerned with keeping refugees out than helping them survive the perilous journey from North Africa to Europe, self-funded groups have taken to patrolling the waters in a bid to save lives.
Stephanie Ott
4.30.15
robots

Smart Canes Will Help Wobbly Humanoid Robots Rescue Our Stranded Asses

Researchers developed a new walking staff that can help rescue robots navigate uneven terrain after a natural disaster.
Jordan Pearson
11.25.14
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