FINDER can detect heartbeats hidden beneath rubble

FINDER was created to detect a human heartbeat buried beneath 30 feet (9 meters) of crushed material.

Search and rescue teams immediately set out to find victims trapped beneath the wreckage of trapped buildings caused by natural disasters or human-made catastrophes. During these missions, time is imperative, and the ability to quickly detect living victims greatly increases the chances of rescue and survival.


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Medical helicopter increases odds of survival for trauma victims: Study

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Medical helicopter beats ambulance for trauma victims.

For the critically injured, there are two choices for getting to a hospital – ground ambulance or helicopter.   While many critics decry the use of helicopters for emergency transportation because of cost and potential crashes, it turns out a trip to the ER via the sky may actually improve a person’s chances for survival.

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Study Shows Little Benefit of Bypass Surgery for Heart Failure

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New research shows that survival rates are not better than those taking pills to fight risks from high blood pressure and cholesterol.

New research has cast doubt on the benefits of bypass surgery for many patients with very weak hearts. Doctors claim the operation did not improve survival rates for those already taking medicines to control risks like high cholesterol and blood pressure.


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Women Who Sleep Between Five and Six Hours a Night Live Longer

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Women who slept for between five and six-and-a-half hours each night had the best long-term survival rate.

Women who think they aren’t getting enough beauty sleep shouldn’t worry – resting for between five and six and a half hours a night are more likely to live longer, research claims.


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Stephen Hawking Warns Mankind Must Move to Outer Space Within the Next 100 Years to Survive


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The human race must look to outer space within the next century or it will become extinct, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.  The renowned astrophysicist said he fears mankind is in great danger and its future “must be in space” if it is to survive. 


Researchers Discover Gene Pattern That Predicts Who Will Live the Longest

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Researchers discover the possibility of predicting who might live longer.

Researchers have found a pattern of genes that predicts with more accuracy than ever before who might live to be 100 or older — even if they have other genes linked with disease.


‘Survival of the Kindest’ – Sympathy is Strongest Human Instinct


Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish. In a wide range of studies, social scientists are amassing a growing body of evidence to show we are evolving to become more compassionate and collaborative in our quest to survive and thrive.


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Blast-Proof Your Walls With The X-Flex Wallpaper


Think prayer is all you can do to keep your home safe in the middle of a warzone?  With the X-Flex bomb-surviving wallpaper, you just might have another line of defense.  It’s not exactly salvation, but it could help keep your fortress intact for just a little while longer.

Invented by Berry Plastics in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the life-saving wallpaper can help keep your walls intact even after being hit by blasts.  A video on the PopSci website (link below) even shows it tested against a wrecking ball swinging its weight onto a wall at maximum velocity. The wall survived, albeit with obvious signs of damage…


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