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Hipsters do have a purpose after all! (Sorry bluetooth16 )


Earthquake prediction using accelerometers in laptops

A scientist in California is trying to recruit thousands of people to build a volunteer early warning system by harnessing technology in laptops.
Motion sensors already fitted in computers are being used as seismographs.
The hope is a large network of quake sensors could one day help give warning of impending tremors, as Rajesh Mirchandani reports from California.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8615558.stm

Anyone else in Cali getting a bunch of earthquake warnings on twitter/facebook?
Tags: environment, technology / computers
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