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Catching Quakes With Laptops


October 27, 2008

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Inside your laptop is a small accelerometer chip, put there to protect the delicate moving parts of your hard disk from sudden jolts. It turns out that the same chip is a pretty good earthquake sensor, too--especially if the signals from lots of them are compared, in order to filter out more mundane sources of laptop vibrations, such as typing. Full Story

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