Responding to Disasters: From Prediction to Recovery

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An aerial view of explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 15, 2011.

From re-creating tsunamis in the laboratory to tracking global pandemics, scientists and engineers around the country are seeking new insights into natural and man-made disasters. This one-hour special report looks at what researchers are doing to protect us from and help us survive these life-shattering events.  

      • Tracking Pandemics
      • Tsunami in a Tank
      • Disaster-proofing Communications
      • An End to Cascading Catastrophe
      • Emergency Improv
      • New Radios for Collapsed Coal Mines
      • Smart Bridges