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After the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, quadrotors assessed buildings not far from Fukushima. And they did it without being harmed by the kind of nuclear radiation that damages us humans. Do they have more tricks under their wings?
Search and rescue missions and extreme weather events often go hand in hand. Fortunately there's a wide range of technology that helps emergency service workers get a leg up in preparing for and handling the elements.
By Chris Opfer
Bend but don't break: That's the idea behind many of these temblor-thwarting technologies. They may even allow a building's inhabitants to walk out unharmed and start picking up the pieces after the earthquake subsides.
By William Harris
Time is of the essence when trying to rescue people trapped at sea or in a crumbling building. But finding the victims can sometimes be difficult. Thankfully, cutting-edge technologies are taking the "search" out of search and rescue.
Most loss of life in earthquakes comes from people being trapped inside crumbling buildings. And engineers have come up with many techniques to lessen the structural damage. But is there a way to make a building completely earthquake-proof?
Why is the sky blue? What's relativity all about? If you're thinking, "something to do with light and physics and stuff," we have some short explanations for you.
On its good days, science is incredible and enlightening. On its bad days, science can be anywhere from gross to downright bizarre. What are some of science's craziest questions? (And why did anyone want to answer them?)
"Objects in mirror are closer than they appear." That little line appears so often and in so many contexts, it's almost lost all meaning -- but why is it there, and what does physics have to do with it?
By Julia Layton
In the simple rubber hand illusion, a subject is made to believe a rubber hand is in fact his own. How does this clever parlor trick work, and how could it help shed light on body-related distortions?
By Julia Layton
Taking into account orientation, inclination, weather, electricity demands and voltage will help you figure out whether solar panels will be efficient on your house. Learn whether solar panels will be efficient on your house in this article.
We humans like to think we're so technologically advanced, yet mice constantly prove us wrong, handily evading our efforts to trap them. So we at HowStuffWorks.com are asking you to devise a better mousetrap. Isn't it about time mice learned how advanced humans really are?
By Robert Lamb
Touch-sensitive lamps is explored in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about touch-sensitive lamps.
Before you hurriedly unwrap a stick of gum and twist the foil around the closest blown fuse, you may want to consider a few things. You could have a fixed fuse -- or a full-blown fire.
You stay behind at work and agree to close up alone. You go into the walk-in freezer to put away some food, and the door shuts behind you. You do everything you can think of, but you can't get it open. Now what?
The backscatter X-ray system that can see through clothes has begun its test run at the international airport in Phoenix. But privacy is only one concern facing its implementation.
By Julia Layton