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26 Emergency and Disaster Preparation Innovations

Inventions to Calm Yellowstone Fears

— December 30, 2008 — Lifestyle
Yellowstone Park has experienced several hundred mini earthquakes in the last few days, causing speculation that a volcano below the park may be stirring.

A eruption from a volcano in Yellowstone is a scary thought, as are natural disasters of any kind, but thankfully modern technology allows us to detect these things early.

The cluster below highlights a range of emergency supplies and innovations for disaster situations that have the potential to save many lives in the future.

While it’s frightening to think about things like hurricanes, or the potential for a volcano to erupt in Yellowstone, we can be fortunate that incredible innovations like the ones in the slideshow below allow us to be more prepared than ever to face such scenarios.
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Earthquake Detection via Satellite
Earthquake Detection via Satellite
NASA's Disaster Avoidance Plan
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Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
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Earthquake Warnings Via Cell Phone
Earthquake Warnings Via Cell Phone
Japan's Mobile Safety
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Emergency SMS Broadcasting
Emergency SMS Broadcasting
How Your Mobile Can Save Your Life
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Portable Battery Charges Cell Phones
Portable Battery Charges Cell Phones
eGO Emergency Battery
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Outlandish Emergency Food Kits
Outlandish Emergency Food Kits
275 Vegetarian Meals for $75
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Emergency Couture For Dogs
Emergency Couture For Dogs
Earthquake Rescue Apparel
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Home Richter Scale
Home Richter Scale
GraGraph For Earthquakes
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Self Cooking Rice
Self Cooking Rice
Perfect Emergency Ration
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Emergency Hand Crank Radio Phone Flashlight Siren
Emergency Hand Crank Radio Phone Flashlight Siren
Eton Voice Link Radio
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Self-Inflating Rescue Case
Self-Inflating Rescue Case
Nebulus Emergency Flotation Device
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Post-Disaster Design Competition
Post-Disaster Design Competition
"What if New York City. . ."
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Collapsible Earthquake Helmet
Collapsible Earthquake Helmet
Tatamet
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Bedside Emergency Lighting
Bedside Emergency Lighting
From Desk Lamp to Flashlight
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Self-Heating Meal Packs
Self-Heating Meal Packs
MREs for Soldiers, Firefighters and Emergencies
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Earthquake Predictions
Earthquake Predictions
Great Southern California Shake-Out
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Homes of the Future
Homes of the Future
Self-Healing, Earthquake Proof + Homes Built From Trash
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Hand Crank Cell Phone Chargers
Hand Crank Cell Phone Chargers
Must-Haves in Earthquake Prone Areas
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Urban Survival Kits
Urban Survival Kits
Subivor for Subway Emergencies
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Life-Sized Paper Houses
Life-Sized Paper Houses
Chinese Architect Responds to Sichuan Earthquake
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Disaster Housing Designs
Disaster Housing Designs
The Octagon Post-Earthquake House
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Disaster House
Disaster House
DH1 Assembles Easily for Urgent Shelter
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Post-Disaster House-To-Go
Post-Disaster House-To-Go
Fresh Start
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Flatpack Uber Shelters
Flatpack Uber Shelters
Multi-Floor Emergency Shelter
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Alternative Homeless Shelters
Alternative Homeless Shelters
The EDAR Project Provides Mini Mobile Units
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Inflatable Homeless Shelters
Inflatable Homeless Shelters
The ParaSITE Project
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