Why did you come to ? cheap slip inn The radar NASA uses to explore planets or monitor the location of a spacecraft could also help first responders find survivors of hurricanes and earthquakes. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security have announced Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER), a device that the agencies say can detect people buried deep in rubble. FINDER, which is about the size of a large carry-on suitcase, is a combination of the actual microwave radar technology and sophisticated software that can sort through the noise. After using the radar to beam through collapsed metal or wood, the box filters the signal, looking for tiny variations that could indicate a beating heart or breathing.