It’s been two years since Hasbro revealed their Marvel Legends Rescue figure, their first figure based on Pepper Pott’s armored persona. But then it promptly vanished, never made for sale and leaving fans expecting that Rescue was gone forever. But rejoice! The figure is making a comeback... but it’ll be pricey to get.
In an effort to rescue 38 soldiers and the remains of Suleyman Shah — the "grandfather of the Ottoman Empire" — from ISIS forces, Turkey yesterday dispatched hundreds of soldiers, tanks, aircraft, and drones to a tomb in Syria.
Flying drones inside burning buildings while looking for disaster survivors is incredibly hard, but it's also one of the most promising applications of the machines. That's why the Gimball search and rescue drone, billed as the world's first collision-proof drone, was just awarded $1 million in the United Arab…
A group of kayakers take a wrong turn and end up trapped in a cave. Luckily they are prepared and know exactly what to do. I am not sure I would have stayed nearly so calm.
A bear saves her cub from a sure dead under an automobile. It is cute—but also a depressing reminder on how humans keep screwing animals up, whether they are wild or domestic. Even when we're trying to protect them by crewing National Parks.
All 52 passengers from the Akademik Shokalskiy have now been rescued. The ship had been trapped in Antarctic ice for nearly 10 days. The passengers were flown to the Aurora Australis in groups by a helicopter from a Chinese ice-breaker; the remaining crew of 22 are expected to stay on board the Shokalskiy until the…
Here's where you don't want to find yourself in the freezing cold after a building explosion: stranded on top of a freaking crane with no way to go down because of said explosion. Luckily, you can go up. What? Yes, up. Like a scene from some impossible 80's action movie, a guy trapped on top of a crane was rescued by…
Here's a dramatic story with a happy ending to start up the week: this newly released video shows the rescue of a survivor trapped for three days in an air pocket inside a sunken ship. The moment of the encounter with a diver sent to bring dead bodies to the surface is incredible—and so is the rescue itself.
Drones may sometimes get a bad press as killing machines, but here's one that could actually save your life. Put together by researchers in Iran, this autonomous flying machine is designed to help people who are drowning at sea.
Yesterday, 26-year-old professional surfer Maya Gabeira tried to break the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. That record was set on the same beach—Nazaré, Portugal—by Garret McNamara on January 2013. Unlie McNamara, Maya failed and nearly died in the process. What followed was an spectacular rescue that…
In grade school we were all taught to get as low to the ground as possible during a fire, to avoid excessive smoke inhalation. But a fire can also quickly create a dangerous mix of toxic gases hindering a safe escape. A fire fighter's mask and oxygen tank provides a constant supply of fresh air, and that's what the …
Last night, two F-16 fighter jets collided during a training mission off the coast of Chincoteague, Virginia. One pilot had to eject into the sea at about 10:30PM. Here's the captivating raw footage the Coast Guard pulling him out of the water to safety.
Normally drones aren't credited with saving lives. But the Saskatoon Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reports that their personal drone helped them hunt down an injured car crash victim for rescuing, ultimately saving the poor guy's life.
Instead of incorporating a useless pair of tiny scissors into a multi-tool, Leatherman has used a pair of industrial-looking snips as the base for its new Raptor tool.
Researchers at MIT have found yet another use for Microsoft's Kinect sensor. They've stripped it down, tacked on a sophisticated laser rangefinder, added wireless functionality, and turned it into a wearable sensor that will automatically map the inside of a building as the wearer moves through it.
We generally hear about drone aircraft killing people in war zones. But there's a reverse side to that narrative—an autonomous copter can drop medicine and supplies to people stranded after a natural disaster even when roads have been demolished. A humanitarian group called Ideate recently tested drones' viability…
What looks like an elaborate gardening implement is actually a student-designed multi-tool prototype that could serve as an entire toolbox of rescue equipment. One that can be used to free trapped survivors after a natural disaster.
Meesh Hytner was doing typical pro-snowboarder things, participating in an informal backcountry competition in Colorado, when suddenly she found herself in a class-3 avalanche. Lucky for her, she was wearing an emergency airbag system, and lucky for you, there's video.