To Catch a Quake

by Ken Pimple, PAIT Project Director, Ethical Guidance for Pervasive and Autonomous IT Blog, August 26, 2011

In this week’s issue [of Science] (v. 333, n. 6046, Aug. 26, 2011), one of the seven featured publications is described in a paragraph entitled “To Catch a Quake” by Nicholas S. Wigginton (p. 1072). … Wigginton’s synopsis of the article describes the Quake-Catcher Network, “a volunteer-based seismic network that employs personal computers as low-cost seismic stations by sending seismic data collected with a small USB accelerometer through the user’s Internet connection.” After Chile’s huge earthquake in 2010, “volunteers rapidly installed nearly 100 accelerometers within weeks in and around the mainshock [sic] area.” …

For summary of and links to Wigginton’s article, visit Ethical Guidance for Pervasive and Autonomous IT.

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