Lake Worth, Florida Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma.

Yup. You read that correctly. However in reality, this is both funny and not funny. When you think of things that shouldn’t be messed around with, one of them is DEFINITELY public alert systems.  Unfortunately, warning systems haven’t had the best year, ranging from the false emergency alert from Hawaii accidentally informing the public of an incoming missile that didn’t exist to the Department of Justice’s Amber Alert … Continue reading Lake Worth, Florida Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma.

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HEY! This Bizarre Gunshot-Plugging Thing-a-Majig Just Saved Someone’s Life!

The XSTAT Rapid Hemostasis System. (Image: RevMedx Inc.)

This is the XSTAT Rapid Hemostasis System, an innovative sponge-filled dressing hemostatic device developed by RevMedx Inc., which  works by pumping expandable, tablet-sized sponges into a wound, stanching bleeding while a patient is rushed to hospital.  Recently, the XSTAT was used to save the life of a coalition forces soldier who was shot in the leg, and it’s the first documented clinical use of the product, originally approved for military use back in 2014.  Also, late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved XSTAT for use in the general population. Continue reading “HEY! This Bizarre Gunshot-Plugging Thing-a-Majig Just Saved Someone’s Life!”

Convert AA Batteries Into C Batteries with Some Thin Cardboard Strips

Would you mind entertaining yourself with this scenario: you need of some C batteries for one of your tools, but OH NO you only have AA batteries at your disposal. WHAT DO YOU DO?!? Well, with a little cardboard or some thick paper, you can convert some AA batteries into temporary C batteries in no time. #HackThePlanet!! Not really, buy seriously, isn’t Hackers just HILARIOUS … Continue reading Convert AA Batteries Into C Batteries with Some Thin Cardboard Strips

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Disaster Relief Housing, In Case of Next ‘Superstorm’

Exterior Of The Prefabricated Relief Housing Units. Image Courtesy of GOTHAMIST / JAKE DOBKIN

With memories of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina carved into the minds of many Americans, it’s kind of a “no-duh” assumption that temporary, post-disaster relief housing is needed and absolutely necessary. A collaboration between New York City’s Office of Emergency Management and Garrison Architects has resulted in the development of a system of modular, prefabricated housing meant to relieve any displaced citizens during the next hurricane, flood, and other natural disaster. The units  — like the prototype set on display in Brooklyn — measure at roughly 40′ by 100′ long, contain a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and storage spaces, and are able to be set into the smaller nooks and crannies of any city. Continue reading “Disaster Relief Housing, In Case of Next ‘Superstorm’”

Mechs in a Hospital, Walking Tank, & Transformers; but not Wrestling – WIRed #6

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD is full of mechs getting into architecture (a Mobile Hospital unit), technology (the Kuratas Mobile Suit), videogames (G1 Optimus Prime in “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron”), but misses pro wrestling (Shawn Michaels vs. Buddy Landell, Smokey Mountain Wrestling). …also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! ARCHITECTURE STORY- http://goo.gl/OZvvY TECHNOLOGY STORY- http://goo.gl/xfmDr GAMING STORY- http://goo.gl/ea4Zx PRO WRESTLING STORY- http://goo.gl/UYEHk THE BLOG: http://www.thepractitionerd.comContinue reading Mechs in a Hospital, Walking Tank, & Transformers; but not Wrestling – WIRed #6

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The Mobile Container Hospitals, aka the “Insta-Hospital”!

This is the Mobile Hospital, a container that expands into a medical structure three times its original size, created by designer Kukil Han. The structure can carry the beds, supplies, and has the ability to combine up to four modules to create a mini-hospital with four wings.  Han was influenced by the idea of having a “go-anywhere” solution for providing medical aid to victims globally of natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms. Continue reading “The Mobile Container Hospitals, aka the “Insta-Hospital”!”

Credit Card-Sized Battery For Emergency Charges (The “Not Paying For Stuff” Type)

Just in case of the emergency of your iPhone or iPod severely lacking in battery power, this credit card-like backup battery can charge up you iOS device when you’re in such a situation.

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