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5 Rescued in Hawaii After 2 Planes Run Out of Fuel

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A small plane with four people on board crashed into the water off the coast of Hawaii after running out of fuel, just hours after the pilot of another plane ran out of fuel and safely landing his plane off ...

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Daler Robot Can Walk and Fly Like a Bat

DALER robot can walk and fly like a vampire bat

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DALER, the acronym for Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot, is the state-of-the-art swiss engineering marvel. A robot that can fly as well as walk, it gets its inspiration from the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus. With the leader as Ludovic Daler, the ...

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2 Ships Rescue Crew From Sinking Vessel Off Hawaii Coast

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Eleven people were rescued by two ships nearby after their towing vessel – lugging 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel – sank off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii according to the Honolulu Coast Guard. “Mayday, mayday, mayday.” A radio recording released by ...

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1 Week After Opening One World Trade Center Window Washers Need Rescued

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In its second week of business, One World Trade Center nearly experienced its first tragedy. A cable malfunctioned on a basket being used by a crew of window washers, leaving them dangling precariously about halfway up. With a total height ...

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More Than 100 Rescuers Work to Free Window Washers at One World Trade Center

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New York City firefighters were trying to rescue two window washers at the One World Trade Center Wednesday, thought to be trapped on broken scaffolding that was dangling outside the 69th floor, local officials said. The city’s fire department said ...

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Cyborg Cockroaches May Be Used To Locate Disaster Victims

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Experiments being conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina are trying to determine if they can modify cockroaches to help locate disaster victims. By attaching electronic equipment including microphones onto cockroaches, these researchers are hoping to be able ...

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