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High-Tech Disasters

W. Harrison
2005 IEEE Software  
High-Tech Disasters Warren Harrison E d i t o r i n C h i e f ■ Wa r r e n H a r r i s o n ■ P o r t l a n d S t a t e U n i v. ■ w a r r e n . h a r r i s o n @ c o m p u t e r. o r g FROM THE EDITOR  ...  We would especially like to learn about reputable international organizations that are cognizant of the unique contributions that high-tech volunteers can make.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2005.154 fatcat:nr37hulvszf27jbhtpdbhwmmbq

How geeks responded to a catastrophic disaster of a high-tech country

Arifumi Utani, Teruhiro Mizumoto, Takashi Okumura
2011 Proceedings of the Special Workshop on Internet and Disasters - SWID '11  
After the disaster, we conducted a comprehensive survey of such systems, in order to record how geeks in the high-tech country responded to such a national crisis.  ...  A history of frequent and powerful earthquakes in the region, especially the great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake of 1995, led the country to develop disaster relief methods in preparation for such natural disasters  ...  Registry of counter-disaster systems In this manner, a variety of counter-disaster systems have appeared during the time after the disaster.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2079360.2079369 fatcat:f2dqlnrohjbwfhhthagpqwr5ge

International distance education at CRADLE and natural disasters

Akinori Nishihara
2013 2013 IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference  
We experienced several severe natural disasters during the last decade of our project. We report how those natural disasters affected our distance education activities, and how we overcame them.  ...  CRADLE (Center for Research and Development of Educational Technology), Tokyo Tech (Tokyo Institute of Technology) has been conducting international distance education activities since 2002 using both  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The author is indebted to members of CRADLE and GSIC (Global Scientific and Information Center) in Tokyo Tech for their supports, and colleagues in partner institutions in Thailand and the  ... 
doi:10.1109/r10-htc.2013.6669055 fatcat:koh4fptqrjasbklc7dyov2bexy

Natural Hazards as the Cause of Toxic Spills in the United States, with some Notes on Liability

Pamela S Showalter
1995 Geneva papers on risk and insurance. Issues and practice  
Natural disasters that create technological emergencies by causing the release of dangerous materials such as oil, chemicals, or radiological/infectious agents are called "na-tech" events (Showalter and  ...  Part of the reason that na-tech events are not addressed directly is because disaster planning tends to be "agent-specific" with separate, distinct plans organized around specific natural agents, such  ...  As potential agents of hazardous material releases in the event of a natural disaster, lifeline vulnerability was recently characterized as: high for earthquakes, moderate for tornados, and low for both  ... 
doi:10.1057/gpp.1995.28 fatcat:5j5srnsvtvalvm25jk46ndvaqu

Page 493 of American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals Vol. 115, Issue 4 [page]

1989 American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals  
(of Developing Countries: High Tech or Innovative Management?, by Phillip Z. Kirpich, EI Apr. 87, p150-166), EI Jan. 89, p80-81  ...  (of Developing Countries: High Tech or Innovative Management?, by Phillip Z. Kirpich, E] Apr. 87, p150-166), EI Jan. 89, p74-76 Poggemeyer, Lester H.  ... 

Rule Based Decision Making For Innovative Post Disaster shelters

Mahasti Tafahomi
2016 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
selection of innovative post disaster emergencyshelters.Performance standards are needed for developing decision tools for making rule based decisions in post disaster emergency shelter aid.  ...  Currently, the need for performance standards for optimal design and selection of post disaster emergency shelters is eminent.  ...  The need for innovative post disaster shelters and the choice for providing high-tech or low-tech shelter designs are being discussed among relief organizations.  ... 
doi:10.9790/1684-1304060108 fatcat:u4jg5xffgzespdkckp67bwyiuy

Natural and technologic hazardous material releases during and after natural disasters: a review

Stacy Young, Lina Balluz, Josephine Malilay
2004 Science of the Total Environment  
Na-tech events pose unique environmental and human hazards.  ...  Hazardous materials that are released as the result of a technologic malfunction precipitated by a natural event are referred to as natural-technologic or na-tech events.  ...  Future natural disasters will probably be accompanied by na-tech disasters as industries that use hazardous materials amass in areas subject to natural disasters (Tierney, 1989) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0048-9697(03)00446-7 pmid:15081734 fatcat:d5mbhrpqcnh67lpih2gik4kqpe

Safer Schools in an Age of Mass Violence: Back to the Basics of Public Health

Irwin Redlener, Andrew L. Garrett, Gregory A. Thomas
2007 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness  
Too often, however, we fall into the pattern of "planning for the last disaster," forgetting that a solid foundation of purposeful preparedness for a variety of emergency or disaster scenarios will likely  ...  Outbreaks of fatal violence like the recent shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) are, fortunately, rare.  ...  Thomas is Deputy Director of Planning and Response, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  ... 
doi:10.1097/dmp.0b013e31814b8bcd pmid:18388614 fatcat:dvscmzn4nneuvomp6twewsk27u

019. Looking Back on the Amia Outrage

Marcelo Muro, Analia Fuentes, Claudio Waisbord, Luis Pesce
1995 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine  
The systems can be divided into "low-tech" and "high-tech" versions.  ...  The high-tech options have significant potential in (routine) Emergency Care, in particular when used in combination with other Health Care Telematic Networks.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1049023x0050034x fatcat:4apfpmxljfdz5mhxdes4fpecfq

Page 24 of Florida Bar Journal Vol. 80, Issue 5 [page]

2006 Florida Bar Journal  
/recover.pdf; and • “Technology Related Re¬ sources for Hurricane Ka¬ trina Disaster Relief,” Ameri¬ can Bar Association, ABA Legal Technology Resource Center at abanet.org/tech/ Itrc/katrina.html. 9)  ...  When Natural Disasters Strike, Steps to Take in Recovery Effort: From Planning to Liv¬ ing the Reality,” American Bar Association, ABA Legal Technology Resource Center at abanet.org/tech/ltrc/publi- cations  ... 

Stepping Back to Prepare for the Future

Agnibina Mitra, Nobhojit Roy
2012 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine  
Direct communication using a cellphone was almost impossible during the acute phase of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster because of the abrupt increase in traffic, failure of the communication bureau  ...  Multi-Channel Access radios that were installed in hospitals in case of disasters or satellite cellular phones were useful for communication during the acute phase. 1 The manuscript describes that the  ...  Finally, they recommend the very low-tech and low-end solution of wrist bands as a standard procedure, or a very high-tech information chip containing the patient's medical information and embedded in  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1049023x12001586 pmid:23589919 fatcat:aga3gez6kjh2xlzeqtllwsvdky

Building Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery in the Wake of School and Workplace Violence

Frederick Nucifora, Alan M. Langlieb, Everett Siegal, George S. Everly, Michael Kaminsky
2007 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness  
(Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2007;1(Suppl 1):S33-S37)  ...  Events like the Columbine High School and Virginia Tech shootings accentuate the importance of having in place a model for disaster preparedness.  ...  Shootings occurred at Columbine High School nearly 8 years to the day before the Virginia Tech massacre.  ... 
doi:10.1097/dmp.0b013e31814b98ae pmid:18388612 fatcat:on5xhznmtrc33nko5xnimgin6q

Page 96 of American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals Vol. 114, Issue 2 [page]

1989 American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals  
Doc. 32D, Inst. for Disaster Res., Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, Tex. Waldrip, T. G. (1976). “Mobile home anchoring systems and related construction.”  ...  Doc. 46D, Inst. for Disaster Res., Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, Tex. Yokel, F. Y., et al. (1981). “Load displacement characteristics of shallow soil an- chors.”  ... 

Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Hospital Admissions 2 Years Later

Laura Sands, Pang Du, Quyen Do, Yunnan Xu, Rachel Pruchno
2021 Innovation in aging  
It is not known whether disaster exposure is associated with hospitalization in the years after the disaster.  ...  Disaster exposure is often followed by acute illness and injuries requiring hospital admission in the weeks after the disaster.  ...  Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia, changes in health behaviours since the beginning of the pan- United States, 3.  ... 
doi:10.1093/geroni/igab046.906 fatcat:jr2rujktlzd23bx3m3owakwgka

Page 2 of Science Trends Vol. 61, Issue 9 [page]

1989 Science Trends  
But in recent years they have been seeking to attract or establish faster-growing, often high tech companies as the key to economic development.  ...  (Reducing Disasters’ Toll: The United States Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, available in limited supply from US Natl.  ... 
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