A smart phone app points people the way, assists event organisers in preventing emergency cases and turns its creators into technology entrepreneurs.
Scientists are developing methods and tools that look at multiple natural hazards and how they interact to be in a better position to deal with their consequences
Exploring land use policy can support sustainable development in developing countries, but implementation of scientific advice is difficult to achieve.
Land use planning and management now has all the scientific tools required for decision making. But scientists have yet to have an opportunity to collaborate with local authorities to implement them.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists in European and Africa study the outlook for African cities in a changing climate, and identify their vulnerabilities
The perceived risk of having a volcanic eruption needs to match the actual risk, detected through combined technologies including remote sensing of volcanic gasses, before dire consequences can be prevented.
Bill Wei shares his views on the use of a dual fingerprinting technology for the prevention of art theft
Europe’s austerity policies are harming the health of their populations, according to Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Fire brigades will soon have access to a safety system which is able to accurately detect and locate people that may be trapped in debris after, for example, an earthquake
Home sweet home, but not always safe. We hear daily about gas leaks, floods, circuit breaks and fires. Victims are often children, the elderly and the disabled
“You can always try to steal my PIN code or my visa card, but you cannot steal my face or my voice. Biometrics is a way of proving that I am myself”
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