This drone footage showing the aftermath of a fire is so heartbreaking

A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It's an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the extent of the damage caused by the fire's wrath. It looks like a set of an … » 4/17/14 2:43am Yesterday 2:43am

What Happens When Natural Disasters Instantly Change Our Maps?

Pakistan's devastating earthquake this week killed hundreds, with a death toll that's certain to rise. While the country recovers, the world has become fascinated by a geographic side-effect of the disaster: the quake was so powerful that it created a new island in the Arabian Sea. And as of Wednesday morning, people… » 9/26/13 11:40am 9/26/13 11:40am

A Flood-Powered Gate That Automatically Raises As the Waters Rise

Deploying the improved infrastructure that will hopefully help prevent future tsunamis from devastating Japan is an expensive endeavour. So researchers across the country are developing new and cheaper ways to protect Japan, like this innovative floodgate that deploys automatically when waters come rushing in—no power … » 5/28/13 11:33am 5/28/13 11:33am

This Emergency Bear Will Provide More Than Comfort in a Natural…

The second anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami is quickly approaching, and the country—public and private sectors alike—is doing everything it can to be prepared for the next disaster. Simply being prepared for the worst is vitally important, and, while stuffed animals are often handed out as a way to… » 2/28/13 9:34am 2/28/13 9:34am

Japan's Softbank Carrier Unveils Earthquake-Proof Floating Cell Towers

Even as Japan begins to emerge from the devastation from the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami, seismologists are predicting another 9.0 within the next four years. To protect its invaluable telecommunications network the next time around, Japanese carrier Softbank will deploy an emergency balloon network. » 5/10/12 6:40pm 5/10/12 6:40pm

7 Tools to Help Survive a Natural Disaster

Hurricanes are fast approaching, while Earthquakes rumble along the East Coast. We're flirting with disaster today. If something catastrophic were to occur, would you be prepared? Here are 7 tools to help you survive a natural disaster. » 8/23/11 4:06pm 8/23/11 4:06pm