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Gears of War 4 multiplayer co-developed by Quake Wars, Brink Studio

Splash Damage named as key strategic partner for Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition.

By March 14, 2016


Footage emerges of Nepal quake, Everest avalanche

Video of the devastation wrought by a major earthquake on Kathmandu and resulting avalanche at Mount Everest base camp have begun to trickle on to YouTube.

By April 27, 2015


Nepal quake survivors draw support from Apple, Google, Facebook and others

Some of the biggest technology companies offer ways to help the survivors of Saturday's earthquake.

By April 27, 2015


Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake

Dan Fredinburg, an engineer in Google's Project X division, was among more than a dozen climbers killed in avalanche set off by Nepal's massive earthquake.

By April 26, 2015


Quake early warning offers headstart but lacks funding

The biggest earthquake to rock the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years hit early Sunday, and technology -- including a project in part backed by Google -- could put us into a better position than ever to react.

By August 25, 2014


Giant rooftop pendulums to cut quake shaking in Tokyo

The Big One is due in Tokyo, but 300-ton pendulums on rooftops of tall buildings could cut shaking by 60 percent.

By July 31, 2013


Supertall Tokyo Sky Tree shrugs off quakes (photos)

The Tokyo Sky Tree is built on reclaimed land in quake-prone Japan, but engineers are confident the world's tallest tower won't topple.

5 Images By February 29, 2012


Roach-like robot could one day be used to find quake survivors

The latest creation from UC Berkeley's robotics researchers scampers along at 1.3 meters per second and climbs 17-degree inclines. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das gets a look at the mini machine that draws inspiration from a roach.

By October 19, 2011


Japan struggles in quake's aftermath (week in review)

A week after Japan's devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, the country deals with disaster relief efforts and a nuclear crisis. Also: more iPad 2 buzz and SXSW updates.

By March 18, 2011


Japanese electronics firms grapple with quake's effects

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the country today is affecting the operations of companies including consumer electronics giant Sony.

By March 11, 2011