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New system can warn of tsunamis within minutes

Seismologists have developed a new system that could be used to warn future populations of an impending tsunami only minutes after the initial earthquake. The system, known as RTerg, could help reduce the death toll by giving ...

Mar 04, 2011 4.8 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Keeping trains on track

Thousands of people around the world have died in train wrecks caused by natural disasters. In 2004, the tsunami in Southeast Asia derailed a Sri Lankan train, killing 1,700 people. But with modern advances, these tragedies ...

Jul 26, 2010 4.2 / 5 (6) 1