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‘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.
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.
How to Rescue a Cruise Ship in the Northwest Passage
There is not much of a script for such a mass evacuation.
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.
Watch This Search and Rescue Drone Navigate a Glacier Crevasse
A bit of a rough ride, but that was the point.
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.
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."
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.
Watch These Rescue Robots Fail to Rescue Anything
Robots can’t handle disaster tasks, or, as we know them, regular person tasks.
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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?
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.
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.