Driving through a fire looks like going through hell

This is crazy. A fire broke out in Lake County, California and devastated nearly 95 square miles. One elderly woman was killed, 13,000 people have been displaced and hundreds of home are now gone. It’s a total tragedy. Here is footage from inside the fire and it burns so hot it’s really unbelievable to see. »9/14/15 10:30pm9/14/15 10:30pm

The Plan To Reuse Earthquake Rubble For Emergency Homes In Nepal

The earthquake that killed thousands of people in Nepal and destroyed priceless heritage sites also flattened hundreds of thousands of normal homes and buildings. Now, the rubble from those structures is being put to use by an architect who is designing permanent shelters for those who lost their homes. »7/21/15 1:50pm7/21/15 1:50pm

NASA's Radar Found 4 Men Trapped in Rubble in Nepal By Their Heartbeats

A couple years ago, NASA and DHS unveiled a portable radar unit based on technology used to monitor spacecraft. This radar unit, though, would be used closer to home—to find people burried under rubble. In the first real-world demonstration of its use, the device helped save 4 men trapped under earthquake rubble in… »5/06/15 11:35am5/06/15 11:35am

Last Week, I Was Paragliding; Now I'm Delivering Aid In Nepal


I am OK, but Nepal is not. The part of the country that got hit the hardest is the remote Gorkha district. Many small towns and villages are still not included in any government search and rescue effort. This is one of many stories from the area: One day, six volunteers and two villages. »5/01/15 2:45pm5/01/15 2:45pm

How Disasters, Emergencies, and Survivalism Are Shaping Home Design

You peer warily out of the single window in your zombie-proof steel box. The street seems deserted—except for a lone figure who is staring at you from a distance. Is it 2079, in the years after the Great Drought Plague!? No, it's 2015 in Royal Oak, Michigan, and that zombie is a curious local Fox reporter. »2/18/15 1:15pm2/18/15 1:15pm

How an Organizational Breakdown at NASA Let the Challenger Lift Off

The "massive malfunction" that killed seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 also forever changed NASA, an agency that seemed infallible. What breakdown in the decision-making process led to the shuttle lifting off? The organizational structure of NASA itself played a bigger role than you might… »6/02/14 11:20am6/02/14 11:20am

These lumpy, interconnected tubes of concrete, like wet rolls of old newspaper, are from a series of

These lumpy, interconnected tubes of concrete, like wet rolls of old newspaper, are from a series of speculative architectural images by artist Dionisio Gonzalez, on display at Gallery Yusto in Malaga, Spain, until March 20th. Gonzalez claims the designs offer "disaster-resistance," something that—with no structural… »3/12/14 3:30pm3/12/14 3:30pm

Orange Herald: The Bomb Behind Britain's Worst Nuclear Disaster

In the aftermath of the Second World War, it quickly became evident to the British government that Americans had no intention of sharing their newly acquired nuclear weapons technology despite the UK's assistance in the Manhattan Project. As such the British government set about building its own atomic arsenal which… »2/10/14 11:40am2/10/14 11:40am