disaster

Technology How Snapchat Is Being Used To Map The Southern California Wildfires

The social media app is playing a bigger role than most people expect

Design Jill Nussbaum: Empowering Digital Citizens To Deal Better With Sandy

Relief efforts during the recent disaster were carried out mostly by on the ground volunteers but getting accurate information was difficult.

Japanese 'Noah's Ark' Disaster Capsule Holds Four Adults And Floats [Headlines]

This emergency fiberglass shelter, to be used in the case of another massive tsunami, is equipped with a lookout window and breathing holes.

Advertising Hip Hop Star Explores The Aftermath Of Japan's Earthquake Disaster [Video]

Palladium hires Pharrell Williams to star in Tokyo Rising, a short documentary on the aftermath of Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Apple's iOS 5 For Japan To Come With Earthquake Alert Feature [Headlines]

Apple knows how to cater to its market. The iOS5 for Japan, one of the most earth-quake-prone countries in the world, is to come with an early earthquake warning feature.

Domino's Spins Its Bad Rap Into Good Press [Headlines]

Uses social media, Domino's pizza re-establishes its brand as a company that values transparency.

Advertising A Moment Of Humanity: Proctor And Gamble's Response To Disaster

In response to the deadly EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, Proctor & Gamble launched disaster relief initiatives at the heart of the devastated city.

Gaming & Play GameSave Hackathon To Teach Emergency Relief Basics

Disaster relief specialists and game designers will participate in a hack-a-thon session to design games that teach the fundamentals of disaster relief.

Work Kindle Publishes First Oral History Of The Japanese Earthquake

One of the first documents of the Japanese earthquake gets a little help from social media and the Internet.

Innovation Monocolumn: Israel’s Catastrophic Fire

An unprecedented ferocious wildfire – causing death, destruction and heavy losses – was raging since Thursday morning through Mount Carmel in northern Israel, threatening to reach the southern outskirts of the country’s third largest city, Haifa.

Luxury Ants Inspire Rapid Emergency Response Vehicle

To address the increasing number of national disasters occurring around the world, designer Bryan Lee has created the A.N.T.