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2010-10-29 08:36:00

FRISCO, Texas, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- EmFinders, maker of the life-saving EmSeeQ® wearable locator device for impaired adults and children, announced today that the Long Beach (Calif.) Police Department (LBPD) has chosen the company's EmSeeQ cellular locator device to aid in its search and rescue efforts for area residents prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, autism and dementia. The wearable watch-like EmSeeQ device uses cellular...

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2010-10-26 08:20:00

It has been almost six months since 16-year-old Abby Sunderland's 40-foot vessel, Wild Eyes, was damaged in a storm, leaving her stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But on Monday, she finally got a chance to meet the people who developed the technology used to save her life. Abby visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Oct. 25 to meet Search and Rescue Manager Dave Affens and a team of engineers. He and his team developed the Search and Rescue Satellite...

2010-10-18 07:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Visonic Technologies (VT), a growing world leader in Active RFID/RTLS safety and security solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its Elpas Door Kit Wandering Patient Starter Solution. The kit is the newest addition to the company's expanding line of hospital-grade real-time patient safety and security monitoring solutions. The Elpas Door Kit supplies low-cost versatile protection of ambulatory individuals suffering...

2010-10-08 08:11:00

ABINGDON, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal producer, today announced that the "Blue" team from Rockspring Development, Inc. (Rockspring), operator of the Rockspring mine near East Lynn, W.Va., and the "White" team from Kingston Mining, Inc. (Kingston), operator of the Kingston mine in Fayette County, W.Va., each won their respective divisions in the first Nationwide Mine Rescue Skills Competition held on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Mining...

2010-09-29 09:21:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel safety educator Beth Holloway today announced the launch of Mayday360, the first inexpensive travel and safety assistance service for Americans traveling abroad. Mayday360 has a global team of high level safety and travel experts from Investigative Management Group, a leader in corporate and individual security, on call 24/7 to help travelers and their families navigate the maze of international law and local security issues in case of emergency....

2010-05-25 05:00:00

PHOENIX, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Vigilan, provider of software for better senior living, announced today that its Care Suite software for assisted living, independent living and dementia care communities is now compatible with the new Apple iPad(TM). Vigilan's CARE suite includes a complete technology package to manage resident care, communication, staffing, marketing, medication management, billing, training and education tracking, and interfaces to the most popular accounting systems....

2010-05-24 14:43:00

Footage Includes Burning Rig Sinking, Early Firefighting Action, U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Efforts and Emotional Eyewitness Testimony Immediately Following Explosion Gulf Oil Spill Premieres Thursday, May 27, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 20, 2010, a Mayday call went out reporting an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. That first fateful call triggered an emergency response to save the rig from the...

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2010-05-24 15:17:22

NASA, which pioneered the technology used for the satellite-aided search and rescue capability that has saved more than 27,000 lives worldwide since its inception nearly three decades ago, has developed new technology that will more quickly identify the locations of people in distress and reduce the risk of rescuers. The Search and Rescue Mission Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in collaboration with several government agencies, has developed a next-generation...

2010-04-07 11:09:00

JULIAN, W.Va., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) is providing the following information in an effort to update the media and the public regarding ongoing rescue and recovery efforts at the Upper Big Branch mine. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) When will the victims be identified? There are twenty five confirmed fatalities. Two workers remain hospitalized. Eleven have been identified. Seven of the identified...

2010-02-21 14:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92® helicopters are on a path to unprecedented success in 2010 after coming off a record year of rescues in 2009 and recently being selected for the United Kingdom's Search and Rescue Helicopter service. The aircraft are operated by CHC Helicopter Corp. and the S-92 helicopter is manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo:...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.