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earthquakes

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Track earthquakes with Android devices

Have you ever felt something and asked yourself, "Was that an earthquake?" If you have an Android device, you can track earthquakes easily with a couple of simple apps.

By Aug. 24, 2011

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'Invisibility' cloak could dampen blow from earthquakes

Researchers say giant rubber cylinders coated with special wave-scattering materials could act as a "seismic waveguide" and dissipate the punch from earthquakes.

By Feb. 15, 2012

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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 Jan. 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 Oct. 6, 2013

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Antenna implanted in cyborg's skull gets Wi-Fi, color as sound

Artist and cyborg advocate Neil Harbisson has an "eyeborg," a device implanted in his skull that lets him hear colors. Friends can even use an app to beam images to his brain. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him about cyborg advocacy, turning music into clothing, and life with a new sense you can never shut off.

By Apr. 14, 2014

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15 space organizations join hunt for missing Malaysian jet

China activates an international charter started in 1999 to aggregate global space data from satellites in an effort to locate Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370.

By Mar. 12, 2014

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'Mamoris' chair doubles as a helmet

Meet a multitasking chair from earthquake-prone Japan. You can sit in it and, if needed, use it to protect your head from falling debris.

By Oct. 29, 2013

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Tweets study says Hawaii happiest, Louisiana not so much

Analysis of geotagged tweets suggests that living on a beautiful island makes for a more uplifted soul, than, say, not living on a beautiful island.

By Feb. 20, 2013

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With Blue Waters, supercomputing goes national

In March, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications unveiled Blue Waters. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out our new national supercomputer.

By Jul. 4, 2013