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Imagine this: it's 3:30 in the morning, and you're deep in some pillowy dreamscape. All is calm; all is serene. Then, a piercing alarm whiplashes your senses: you're awake now, scrambling in the darkness with ten equally frazzled men. In a flurry, boots are pulled on, helmets are snatched off shelves, and you're flying down a 20-foot pole with the rapidity and dexterity of a howler monkey.

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Picture this: a drought-fuelled wildfire is heading for a Victorian township, and fast. Millions of lives are at stake, and water can't stop it. When suddenly, a helicopter — armed with what can only be described as a giant cannon — flies straight for flames and BOOM. There's an explosion, and the fire's gone. That's what Australian scientists are working on right now: fighting fires with explosives.

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OK, Glass, you can hear the cop now. Take a picture of that licence plate. Try: OK, Glass. Record a video of this five alarm fire. Or even: OK, Glass. Search: gunshot wound treatment. It doesn't take much imagination to realise that Google Glass could be a valuable tool for first responders. And now the first app has popped up that could make it a reality.