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No Phone Signal in a Disaster? Solar Network 'In a Box' to the Rescue

Pakistani researchers have developed a portable, solar-powered mobile phone network for use in disasters like floods and earthquakes when regular communications are often disrupted. Researchers at the Information Technology University (ITU) in Lahore, together with a team from the University of California, have developed a prototype "Rescue Base Station" (RBS) for Pakistan - the country's first emergency telecoms system that would work on normal cell phones. "When...

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