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Know an earthquake is about to hit before the shaking starts

Smoke alarms warn us about fires, but what if we had devices in our homes to warn us about earthquakes seconds before they strike? For less than $100, a UC Berkeley professor has figured out how to make an in-home early warning quake system. CNET's Sumi Das looks at what it takes to make it work.

By October 7, 2014

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For $110, this man built an earthquake warning system

A professor at UC Berkeley (in California's earthquake country) has created a prototype device that warns of pending quake-related rumbles and could be installed as easily as a home fire alarm.

By September 8, 2014

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Drone tours Napa earthquake damage

A quadcopter's close aerial footage of the destruction caused by this week's 6.0 California earthquake in wine country shows the potential of drones in disaster areas.

By August 29, 2014

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Napa earthquake as mapped by social media posts

Mapping software company Esri creates a real-time interactive map on the 6.0-magnitude quake filled with information from people's Twitter updates and YouTube videos.

By August 25, 2014

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Napa's earthquake, as measured by a fitness bracelet

Seismologists aren't the only ones culling data from the 6.0-magnitude quake that hit Northern California Sunday. The Jawbone Up maker is sharing its info on who woke up, where, and when.

By August 25, 2014

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Extraordinary earthquake lights explained -- they're not UFOs

The rare and colorful lights sometimes seen before major earthquakes could come from electric charges in certain types of rock.

By January 6, 2014

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Government shutdown can't shake earthquake updates

Those in earthquake country visit USGS.gov to find out the magnitude of the latest temblor. But thanks to Capitol Hill gridlock, the site initially had no data after a 3.0 quake Sunday night.

By October 6, 2013

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If you want to know how the economy is doing, look inside America's mouth

Big data provided by business intelligence app Sikka says that economic performance can be predicted by dental hygiene. And we're headed for a downturn.

By October 12, 2014

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Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.

By July 29, 2014

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Apple, Samsung, others raise $32M after China earthquake

The two rivals lead a list of technology firms donating money in response to Saturday's powerful earthquake in China.

By April 22, 2013