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CRJ 11:4 out soon

CRJ 11:4 out soon

Details of what's coming up in the next issue of the CRJ

XStat treats gunshot wound on coalition soldier in first field use

XStat treats gunshot wound on coalition soldier in first field use

The XStat haemostatic device covered in the R&D Blog in May 2015 has been successfully deployed on a soldier in a field setting, the first documented clinical use of the product since its release, write Shannon Rafferty and Ian Portelli

What makes the public more likely to second-guess authorities during a crisis?

What makes the public more likely to second-guess authorities during a crisis?

In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they will not always seek guidance from the government or other official channels. But when might they?

Bringing CERT and SAR training to Nepal

Bringing CERT and SAR training to Nepal

Dr Behrouz Moghaddasi, a physician from Iran and founder of that country's Search and Rescue Team, is now in Nepal, seeking to improve safety and preparedness by setting up a new institute

R&D Blog: Cognitive systems in disaster response

R&D Blog: Cognitive systems in disaster response

Eighty per cent of data today is invisible to today’s technologies. With cognitive systems, a technology that mimics the way our brain thinks, much of this data can be understood and used to solve challenges in disaster response

Post conflict reconciliation: Societal healing but reduced psychological health

Post conflict reconciliation: Societal healing but reduced psychological health

Sierra Leone: A new study suggests reconciliation programmes promote societal healing, but that these gains come at the cost of reduced psychological health, worsening depression, anxiety, and trauma

The hazards of managing spontaneous volunteers during emergencies

The hazards of managing spontaneous volunteers during emergencies

Asfandeyar Niazi says that although Pakistan now has rescue teams and a respectable, and expanding, emergency medical service, there is still the need for a unified incident command system

Old Trafford evacuation

Old Trafford evacuation

Brian Dillon says that in the long term, the evacuation of a packed football stadium because of a suspect device – eventually determined to have been left behind after an exercise – could yield fruitful learning for the future

Job: Chief Operating Officer, Mayday Rescue

Job: Chief Operating Officer, Mayday Rescue

Mayday is an Istanbul-based non-profit with offices in Amsterdam, Dubai and Amman, providing training, equipment, capacity building, outreach, & advocacy to emergency response organisations in communities experiencing conflict, instability & disaster

Using virtual reality training to save lives in disasters

Using virtual reality training to save lives in disasters

Our bloggers say that, with the advent of Virtual Reality technology, it may be possible to replicate real life situations more accurately and learn from our experiences without any added trauma

Count every child: Finding and registering Pakistan's invisible children

Count every child: Finding and registering Pakistan's invisible children

In Pakistan, 60 million children have no legal identity because they have not been registered at birth, affecting their eligibility for education and vaccination, and leaving them open to wider abuse

The right flashlight to kill bacteria

The right flashlight to kill bacteria

A team of scientists from several leading research institutes in China and Australia has developed a handheld battery-powered plasma flashlight for ridding bacteria from skin and other surfaces

Drinking water: Carbon pricing revenues could close infrastructure gaps

Drinking water: Carbon pricing revenues could close infrastructure gaps

"It is possible to finance the drinking water supply in the majority of countries worldwide by the year 2030," says Dr Michael Jacob, lead author of a study from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Copter 4: A new UAV that could revolutionise rescue missions

Copter 4: A new UAV that could revolutionise rescue missions

CRJ's R&D Blog team, headed by Ian Portelli, looks at how advanced rescue technology is being incorporated into traditional rescue protocols, reducing disaster casualties of both first responders and victims before and during dangerous recovery missions

Should we be concerned about the ISIL nuclear and dirty bomb threat?

Should we be concerned about the ISIL nuclear and dirty bomb threat?

The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC at the end of March put the threat of ISIL using some sort of fissile and/or radioactive material right at the top of the international media terror spotlight, writes Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

How to get communities in East Africa to trust climate science

How to get communities in East Africa to trust climate science

Jennifer Leavy, Senior Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK, highlights the importance of communicating climate science effectively

International Police Association Global Anti-Terrorism Forum held in Macau

International Police Association Global Anti-Terrorism Forum held in Macau

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Roger Gomm reports from the event, at which he presented the keynote address

Crisis? I'll know it when I see it...

Crisis? I'll know it when I see it...

This new blog on crisis management, edited by Brian Dillon, is for those who have been in the hot seat and for those who have it all to come