Researchers at Stanford are pleased to report the following: Thousands of miles of buried optical fibers crisscross California’s San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses. Biondo Biondi, a professor of geophysics at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, dreams of turning that dense network into an … Continue reading Stanford researchers working on regional “seismic observatory” using existing fiber optic networks
A skyscraper is a giant tuning fork. Give one a good knock ? like with an earthquake or a heavy gust of wind ? and it?ll start vibrating at its own natural resonance frequency (about seven octaves below the lowest notes on a piano). If you?re o… Continue reading Wired: Formula for Calculating a Skycraper?s Sway
IBM researchers have patented a technique using vibration sensors inside server hard drives to analyze information about earthquakes and predict tsunamis.
?Almost all hard drives have an accelerometer built into them, and all of that data is network-… Continue reading Computer Servers Could Help Detect Earthquakes
Stanford engineers have figured out a new way to make solar panels that use both the sun’s light and heat to generate energy. It’s a discover that could double the efficiency of solar panels. More Continue reading New Solar Tech Uses Both Light and Heat to Nearly Triple Energy-Gathering Efficiency [Green Tech]