Researchers say giant rubber cylinders coated with special wave-scattering materials could act as a "seismic waveguide" and dissipate the punch from earthquakes.
Citizen's "Seismic Watch" concept is a portable detector.
Laptop accelerometers are being recruited by scientists who study seismic activity.
Construction of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is incorporating seismic innovations that engineers hope will help it stand up to the next big earthquake.
Seismologists aren't the only ones culling data from the 6.0-magnitude quake that hit Northern California early Sunday. The fitness-tracking bracelet maker is sharing its info on who woke up, where and when.
The reclusive country confirmed today that a 5.1-magnitude earthquake was the result of a nuclear test, and apparently this explosion was more powerful than the earlier two.
Over the Labor Day weekend, the Bay Bridge will have a whole chunk of its eastern span destroyed and a new section put in as part of a major seismic retrofit project. CNET News.com's Daniel Terdiman talks through the details as an artist's rendition of the project is displayed.
The Big One is due in Tokyo, but 300-ton pendulums on rooftops of tall buildings could cut shaking by 60 percent.
iPhone and iPad owners in general chew up the most data, but Samsung device owners also get their fill, according to a report from JDSU.
Martian dust can wreak havoc with sensitive equipment, so researchers have created a chamber that lets them simulate the Martian surface -- dust and all -- before that equipment heads to the Red Planet.