A $7,000 'disaster suitcase' could provide internet access to rural areas and places hit by natural disasters
Internet connectivity can fail when natural disasters strike, and it is not available in some rural areas to begin with.
Since early 2017, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation have partnered for the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society Challenges to help make the internet more accessible.
This year's winner of the Off-The-Grid Internet Challenge is a company that provides internet infrastructure to areas hit by disasters.
Rhizomatica uses suitcases, short-wave radio, and GSM...
A new statistical tool to help target resources following deadly natural disasters has been created by the University of Bristol, allowing governments to prioritise getting aid to the most vulnerable people.
As the city of Palu mourns the dead from an earthquake and tsunami, it is haunted by questions of whether the government could have stemmed the devastation.