AirMule – an unmanned flying ambulance


AirMule – flying ambulance drone

Every second counts in a medical emergency. That’s why Urban Aeronautics, an Israeli startup, is developing an unmanned flying ambulance called the “AirMule” that combines the in-and-out agility of a helicopter with the ability to perform rescues in dense urban environments that are difficult to manuever through in a rotor-based vehicle. (Video)



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911 Emergency & Traffic Alerts make emergency transportation safer, more efficient

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911 Emergency & Traffic Alerts the motoring public of RESPONDING emergency vehicles in their area, via GPS, SmartPhones e.g. “Warning emergency vehicle approaching from (rear, right, etc.), Amber Alerts, and emergency evacuations for wild land fires, tornadoes, floods, etc., including routes to safety. 911 Emergency & Traffic Alerts will be one of the outstanding exhibitors at the 8th annual DaVinci Inventor Showcase on October 13, 2012 at the Denver Merchandise Mart.

Company president  Juan Gutierrez took a moment to answer a few quick questions about his product, his vision for safer emergency transportation and safety in general…

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In Case of Emergency, eat this book


You never know when that time might be NOW!

After you’ve foolishly walked away from your Land Rover to explore a mirage in the Arabian desert, you’ve found yourself lost. What to do?

Thank goodness for this survival guide that explains how to keep yourself alive with tips on dealing with scorching temperatures, building shelters, lighting a fire and so on. The best thing is: you can eat the book!

Actually the whole thing is a clever ad campaign by Y&R Dubai ad agency for Land Rover…

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SpareOne – a emergency cellphone with a 15 year standby time



Nursing your smartphone’s short battery life can be a real nightmare when waiting to be rescued after your car breaks down.  But, with Xpal Power (the company behind Energizer and PowerSkin) that may not be much of a problem.  They have developed the SpareOne, a super-cheap phone that runs from a single AA Battery and will reputedly maintain its charge for up to fifteen years.

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Financially Distressed Cities Turning to States for Money as an Alternative to Bankruptcy


Harrisburg, Pa. has sought refuge in the haven that states provide as alternatives to bankruptcy court.

Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, dodged financial disaster last month by getting money from the state to make a payment to its bondholders. It did so even though the state warned that the money had to be used for city workers’ pensions.


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Emergency Bra Doubles as a Gas Mask


The Emergency Bra

See, you take off the bra in event of emergency and then separate the cups from each other. After that, place your mouth and nose into the cup’s interior and extend the bra strap over your head. Lastly, breathe normally. The peace of mind of wearing a bra that’s ready for gas bombs will cost you $30. (video)


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Low Cost Airline Wants Flight Attendants to Fly Planes in Case of Emergency


Inside the cockpit of a 747.

A low-cost airline wants flight attendants to fly airplanes in case of emergency. The reason: Having two pilots in the cockpit is too expensive. That’s great, because I really can’t wait to see Steven Slater landing a 747 at JFK.  (Videos)


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Scientists Develop Vest To Keep Firefighters Cool


Scientists have developed a vest which they claim can help fire-fighters stay cool during an emergency, by reducing heat stress and fluid loss.  A team at James Cook University has designed the Cool Me Vest that can help fire fighters keep their cool, reduces heat stress significantly and cuts down recovery times even in extreme heat conditions.

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‘911’ Via Text Message Launched In Iowa County


People are constantly incriminating themselves with poorly timed or damaging text messages, but one Iowa county is finally allowing people to get themselves out of trouble with their texting thumbs. According to the AP, the emergency call center located in the county jail in Waterloo, Iowa is the first in the nation to accept texts directed to 911. The responders can even reply to the emergency messages via computer.

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BMW Testing Emergency Stop Assistance System

BMW Testing Emergency Stop Assistance System

 BMW working on system that stops vehicles during a medical emergency

Senior citizens who are at heightened risk for heart attack and strokes or those with diabetes often stop driving to keep both themselves and other motorists safe in the event that they have a medical issue while behind the wheel. Others ignore the risk factors and continue to drive until something happens to themselves or others, while still others often suffer completely unforeseen medical events. Regardless of whether you are young or old, sick or healthy, BMW is working on a new safety system called Emergency Stop Assistant which will safely bring one’s vehicle to a stop during a medical calamity.
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