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Cell phone dead zones bring a call for more towers

Nov 11, 2014
There are large areas of the country where you still can't get a cell phone signal.
Posted In: cell phones, rural America, emergency

Ebola is scaring people away from ERs

Oct 6, 2014
If patients avoid the ER, it could mean big revenue losses for hospitals.
Posted In: emergency, Ebola, hospitals
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Nearly half of American households are financially insecure

Sep 18, 2014
New research indicates even many middle class families don't have enough saved for an emergency.
Posted In: financial crisis, emergency, household

How your cellphone could create an emergency telecom network

Jun 20, 2013
One of the hardest things to do in the wake of a disaster is communicate. Now researchers in Boston have a plan to address that with something called an ad-hoc network.
Posted In: boston, telecom, emergency

Using Twitter to summon emergency help

Dec 18, 2012
On the face of it, it sounds crazy: Your house or apartment is on fire, and rather than phoning the emergency services, you tweet them. But that is what the London Fire Brigade is mulling over.
Posted In: Britain, Twitter, fire, emergency

FCC considering plan to launch floating cell towers

Jun 8, 2012
In the event of natural disaster, drone planes and weather balloons could restore communications.
Posted In: fcc, emergency, cell phones, Elvis

Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Mar 8, 2012
New tapes from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Emergency Operations Center show how the disaster and American reaction unfolded.
Posted In: Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power, emergency

Washington state will limit Medicaid payments

Mar 7, 2012
As states and the federal government look for ways to trim budgets, Medicaid appears on the chopping block. And Washington state is scheduled to cut payments for some emergency room visits.
Posted In: medicaid, emergency

FEMA and the FCC go Gaga

Nov 10, 2011
Yesterday the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission conducted the first ever nationwide test of the...
Posted In: emergency, Lady Gaga, Tech Report

Prepare Yourself!

Aug 26, 2011
Many people are going to watching and preparing for Hurricane Irene as she hits this weekend, but even for those who are not in immediate danger -...
Posted In: budget, emergency, Personal Finance, planning

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