Researchers at KAUST have identified that pairing ground-based sensors with airborne drones could greatly help firefighters while battling wildfires.
Under the guidance of Curtin University, a new study has demonstrated how radar satellites can enhance the potential to detect, track, prepare for, and resist natural disasters in Australia, such as earthquakes, floods, and bushfires.
At Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Institute of Materials Science, a research team has developed new silicon and graphene Schottky contact-based infrared radiation sensors with higher efficiency than the infrared sensors available in the market.
Researchers at Michigan State University have designed and developed a remote system for forest fire detection and alarming, which is powered by only the movement of trees in wind.
Recent devastating fires in the Amazon rain forest and the Australian bush highlight the need to detect forest fires at early stages, before they blaze out of control.
Envisage a device that has the ability to withstand even the most extreme fires so that it can automatically alert others when a firefighter becomes immobilized on the job.
During crisis situations, such as industrial chemical and gas leaks and forest fires, large area environmental monitoring might have a vital role in the mitigation efforts. Each year, thousands of lives are lost globally due to forest fires. Loss of lives and long-term health issues could also be caused due to exposure to the unmonitored emission of toxic gases in remote and industrialized regions.
Hochiki Corporation, a leader in fire alarm / life safety systems; announced today that the new ACD-V Carbon Monoxide, Smoke and Heat Detector is available for immediate shipment.
If you've ever redecorated a room, you might have obsessed over every detail to get it perfect. But in spite of all your best efforts, one sore point remains: the smoke detector protruding from the ceiling or walls. Couldn't it be hidden from sight?
A scientist Alexander Khamukhin from Tomsk Polytechnic University has patented a method to detect forest fires by sound. He suggested the use of sensors able to capture sound of the approaching fire at the distance of 3-5 km, and to give an idea about the type of fire and its area. Traditionally used fire sensors give a signal when fire is already raging in the immediate vicinity.