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NASA Begins Testing GPS-Based Earthquake Detection System [Earthquakes]

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA has a new trick up its sleeve: a GPS system that is designed to locate the exact positon of serious earthquakes. Known as the Real-time Earthquake Analysis for Disaster (READI) Mitigation Network, it's being tested in the western US—and it's hoped it will save lives in the process. More »
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