A search-and-rescue team searches for bodies in the wreckage of the 2011 tsunami in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. A new device uses microwave technology to detect heartbeats amid the rubble. The dogs are more precise than the device, however. "The dogs are useful because they can go and find exactly where that person is. If there's no one in that pile, we can save the [dog's energy] for another area where someone actually is," says John Price, a program manager in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate.  


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Identify and describe how a person's own cultural content influences responses to works of art. Create a composition that illustrates a personal cultural celebration.

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Measure and record changes in aerobic capacity and muscular strength, using scientifically based health-related physical fitness assessments.

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Identify the challenges in the physical landscape of Indiana to early settlers and modern day economic development. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
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