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Sheer cliff on either side. Where to land? No problem! How about the guardrail!

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MONOC recently released a PSA on the effectiveness of lights & sirens & how care is still needed to avoid collisions & injury. It turns out that lights & sirens are not nearly as effective in warning drivers & pedestrians as one might think. This means that the available response time is very small.

MONOC suggests care & vigilance even while driving with lights & sirens. As for speed & aggressive driving, they show how it  may result in more patients than those in the back of the ambulance. They even go as far as to suggest regular driving without lights & sirens in certain select cases.

For references & a free copy, visit MONOC.org.

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This quadracopter drone can swoop down & snatch like an eagle. This may be useful for quick, efficient rescue operations especially in dangerous situations.

For more information read the full article at Mashable.com

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Talk about a rude awakening! The blast from last Friday’s exploding meteorite in Russia is estimated at 500 kilotons (think 30 atomic bombs). The numbers sound like a lot, but to truly begin to get a feel for it, video footage helps. Below is a compilation of footage giving us an idea just how powerful the blast from last Friday’s meteorite explosion was.

Infrasound (short-frequency sound) waves are used by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization to detect unauthorized nuclear bomb tests. On Tuesday they picked one up in North Korea that could only have been a nuclear bomb test. Then on Friday, they picked up a massive explosion in Russia. It was determined that the blast came from a meteorite, since the source seemed to be moving. The blast was so intense that infrasound waves were detected from Greenland to Antarctica.

Sources: Gizmodo, Space.com, Popular Science, Discovery News, CTBTO, English Russia

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