natural disasters

Design Emergency Floor Helps Refugees Ward Off Vermin and Diseases

Humanitarian project addresses the problem of flooring in post-disaster zones, something no agency has yet to do

Luxury Natural Disaster Response Device Sends Info Directly to Red Cross

Reachi lets volunteers send useful damage and assessment reports, enabling a faster response when disaster strikes

Work Tornado Drones Serve to Collect Storm Data

Lightweight and low-risk unmanned aircraft could be the solution to a better understanding of how twisters work

Home Affordable Tornado Shield for Portable Storm Protection

Husband and wife duo develops safeguard against flying debris

Advertising Architect Turns Building 'Upside Down' to Protect Veterans from Natural Disasters

A New Orleans-based hospital is rebuilt, embracing unprecedented standards of flexibility and off-the-grid resilience

12 Stories You Need To Know Today

Arizona uses desert power as Dyson tries to make a silent hairdryer.

Technology San Francisco Creates A Social Network For Emergencies [Video]

The city is testing out a new way for people to help each other and react quickly when disaster strikes.

Design Re-Usable, Stackable Housing Units Will Prevent Another 'Superdome'

The Reaction Housing System has been designed to cut the response time needed to get temporary, emergency housing to victims of natural disasters.

US Counts The Cost Of Nine Months Of Unprecedented Weather Extremes

The US has already seen ten major weather disasters in the first nine months of 2011.

Innovation Global Events Prompt Rise In Home Safe Sales

A New York Times article examines the rise in safe ownership and what has caused it.

Design Designing For Survival In The Philippines

Design Against the Elements is a global call-to-arms competition for architects to disaster-proof the world's most vulnerable communities against climate change.