Calgary invention partly devised by former Edson resident would have been useful during 9/11
If an aerial emergency rescue operational vehicle had been around during the 9/11 incident on Sept. 11, 2001, there probably would have been more survivors of the World Trade Centre attack. Former Edson resident Nghia Vu and his team at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) have developed a vehicle that could save lives in the event of a high-rise or skyscraper emergency. The AERO-V - aka Skywalker - is an emergency rescue vehicle that can reach a height of 900 metres and would be able to safely evacuate people in the tallest of buildings.
Red Deer College grads recognized for ingenious Wi-Fi drone
A group of Red Deer College grads were recognized for their ingenuity in using drone technology to create a flying Wi-Fi hotspot that could prove a lifesaver in remote locations. The team of six Red Deer College grads was recognized as a Capstone Project of the Year finalist by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) for their innovative idea to allow people to get a cell signal where there is none from the ground.
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