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  1. NASA Tool Uncovers Four Survivors in Nepal

    It’s out of this world. The space agency’s new FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response) device, based on technology for detecting alien life, has proven useful here on Earth. The portable radar unit, which senses human heartbeats through 30 feet of rubble or 20 feet of solid concrete, got a real-world test after last month’s earthquake in Nepal, when it located four survivors buried under collapsed buildings. FINDER will soon be available commercially to aid rescue efforts around the globe.

    Gizmodo, Slashgear, Engadget

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