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 Quake-Catcher Project to use laptops to detect ear
cswchan
  Posted: Apr 5 2008, 04:21 PM


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Monitoring earthquakes is tricky business. They occur very sporadically in both space and time, so to record them you need a continuously operating measurement network. Such networks are traditionally very expensive both to install, and to operate. What if there was a better way? It turns out there might be. The brainchild of University of California-Riverside professor Elizabeth Cochran, the Quake-Catcher Network wants to do for seismic monitoring what SETI@home did for the search for extra-terrestrial life.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080...arthquakes.html

http://qcn.ucr.edu/index.html
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vaio
Posted: Apr 5 2008, 07:41 PM


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Only for Macs atm as far as I can tell.
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pwrguru
Posted: Apr 5 2008, 10:56 PM


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QUOTE (vaio @ Apr 5 2008, 02:41 PM)
Only for Macs atm as far as I can tell.

that project will go far then................ laugh.gif
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Stephenish
Posted: Apr 6 2008, 06:59 PM


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The current Mac OS has been hacked for use on PCs.
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cswchan
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A device originally put into laptops to prevent damage to the hard drive if the machine is dropped has been put to a novel use by scientists.

The tiny devices that detect unexpected movement are being used to give warnings on earthquakes.

The Quakecatcher Network has been built by combining the readings of sensors in laptops known as accelerometers.

It successfully detected last month's quake in Los Angeles.
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