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Aussie firefighters swallowing pills that read core body temp

The wireless capsule works alongside a belt that also tracks skin temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and is being used this year in the fight against bush fires in Australia.

By January 24, 2013

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In SF Bay, towing ultralarge ships with little tugboats

Maritime agencies run a first-ever test of pulling a giant ship with a tiny tug. Knowing it's possible is key in a power loss.

By May 24, 2014

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Firefighting robot can douse your flames for $96K

This tracked monster can spit out 600 gallons of water per minute and take on train wrecks. Just don't step on the hose.

By October 4, 2012

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Kindle Fire-fighting Nook HD tablets coming to UK, for £159

Barnes and Noble is releasing two new tablets for Brits, the 7 and 9-inch Nook HD and Nook HD+.

By September 25, 2012

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Flying bot could save firefighters' lives

Researchers are testing a small, unmanned aerial vehicle whose in-flight data is merged with Google Earth images, NOAA weather data, and fire-prediction software.

By November 9, 2011

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Firefighting humanoid robot gets drafted into the Navy

Fires, robots, and massive ocean vessels come together at last. The humanoid Saffir robot will soon be handling dangerous firefighting duties on U.S. Navy ships.

By March 20, 2012

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SOPA firefight comes to CES

At the Innovation Policy Summit at CES, Protect IP and SOPA take center stage, with supporters and opponents squaring off in an opening session.

By January 11, 2012

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Segway-like robot helps fight fires with 3D, thermal imaging

Engineers at UC San Diego are testing small, mobile robotic vehicles that create virtual reality maps with temperature data that first responders can use in real time.

By June 5, 2013

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NTSB: Boeing Dreamliner blaze probe needs more time

An interim report from the National Transportation Safety Board offers insight into the state of the battery in a Japan Airlines fire in January, but there's still more work to be done.

By March 7, 2013

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Golden-i headset could change the way people save lives

In just a few years, police, fire, and emergency officials may wear a tech-infused headset that could radically transform the way they work. Crave's Christopher MacManus goes heads-on at CES 2013.

By January 10, 2013