Researchers test smartphones for crowdsourced earthquake warning

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research. This technology could serve ...

Smartphones as seismometers intrigue Berkeley researchers

(Phys.org)—Researchers at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory want to table smartphones as pocket-sized seismometers. The phones used as warning systems could make a life or death difference in the seconds one might have ...

Seismic forensics and its importance for early warning

The scientific description of the catastrophic rockslide of February 7, 2021, in India's Dhauli Ganga Valley reads like a forensic report. A rockslide and the subsequent flood had killed at least 100 people and destroyed ...

Artificial intelligence to help predict Arctic sea ice loss

A new AI (artificial intelligence) tool is set to enable scientists to more accurately forecast Arctic sea ice conditions months into the future. The improved predictions could underpin new early-warning systems that protect ...

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Warning system

A warning system is any system of biological or technical nature deployed by an individual or group to inform of a future danger. Its purpose is to enable the deployer of the warning system to prepare for the danger and act accordingly to mitigate against or avoid it.

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