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Disaster Pods Introduced in Japan [Video]

Written on November 12, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Japanese company develops disaster shelters that look like Dragon Ball space pods

Japanese auto parts manufacturer, Pond, has created an emergency shelter in form of a spherical pod that can save lives in times of a disaster. The pod called “Life Armour” looks like Dragon Ball’s attack balls.

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AT&T Gives Free Calls to Japan

Written on March 16, 2011 by Adam Eve

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After the devastating Japan earthquake, AT&T helps out their customers by giving free calls and texts to Japan.

In a press release sent out yesterday, AT&T stated that wireless postpaid customers can make long distance calls from US and Puerto Rico to Japan — free of charge. In addition to this, SMS from Japan – originating from a US number – will also be free.

More over, AT&T will allow residential, postpaid customers to seek credits for up to one hour of direct calling to Japan. According to AT&T’s Senior VP of Voice and Data Products, Mark Collins: “We want to help our customers connect with loved ones in Japan in anyway we can.”

AT&T also joined force with Red Cross to enable people donate $10 via SMS. Just text “redcross” to 90999, and your donation will be sent with no SMS rate charges.

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Meet the Disaster Search-and-Rescue Robots

Written on March 14, 2011 by Adam Eve

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After a devastating event hit Japan last week, the country still proved that they can survive with the help of search-and-rescue robots.

After an 8.8 magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami hit Japan last Friday, modern technology is helping the country to track survivors and hasten the rescue operations as much as possible.

And though tools that can detect incoming earthquake is still impossible to come, Japan’s talent for robotics increases the country’s abilities to cope to natural disasters. Hopefully, these advances from Japan – and California, to the lesser extent – can lessen the destructions of earthquakes in the future.

Launch the gallery after the jump to view the Disaster Search-and-Rescue Robots.

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