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December 24, 2017
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Hacking a pressure sensor to track gradual motion along marine faults

Deep below the ocean’s surface, shielded from satellite signals, the gradual movement of the seafloor — including along faults that can unleash deadly earthquakes and tsunamis — goes largely undetected. As a result, we know distressingly little about motion along … Continue reading

December 17, 2013
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NASA Developing Natural Hazard Warning Systems

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have enhanced existing GPS technologies to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to warn of hazards from earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather … Continue reading

February 17, 2012
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Color is Key in Controlling Flies, UF Researchers Find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a carrier of as many as 100 types of germs, the common house fly is hardly as innocuous as its name might suggest. Military personnel know this firsthand, and their need for effective fly control has … Continue reading

October 12, 2011
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Worms Among First Animals To Surface After K-T Boundary Extinction Event, CU-Led Study Finds

A new study of sediments laid down shortly after an asteroid plowed into the Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago, an event that is linked to widespread global extinctions including the demise of big dinosaurs, suggests that lowly worms … Continue reading

October 22, 2010
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MADE IN IBM LABS: IBM Inventors Create Warning System to Accurately Analyze, Assess and Predict Natural Disasters

ARMONK, N.Y. – 22 Oct 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors have developed a patented natural disaster warning system, which uses analytics to improve the effectiveness and timeliness of post-event rescue efforts in cities and other locations where efficient emergency response … Continue reading