Researchers can potentially investigate offshore earthquakes as well as geologic structures buried deep under the surface of the ocean, thanks to fiber-optic cables constituting a global undersea telecommunications netwo...
The detection of landmines could be a slow and difficult process. Although the process can be expedited by detecting the landmines from a moving vehicle, this will have an impact on accuracy.
An International Monitoring System was created to discover nuclear explosions and includes a network for the detection of atmospheric infrasound.
In July 2017, a fleet of five solar-powered balloons reached a height of 13 to 15 miles and discovered the infrasound from a test explosion.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated for the first time that dark fiber - the massive network of unused fiber-optic cables installed all over the country and the world - can be used as sensors for detecting earthquakes, changes in permafrost conditions, the presence of groundwater, and a variety of other subsurface activity.
Thousands of miles of underground optical fibers run through California’s San Francisco Bay Area supplying high-speed internet and HD video to businesses and homes.
A seismic station for investigating the presence of hydrocarbon has been created and analyzed at the MIPT Center for Molecular Electronics (CME). The innovative device has an unprecedented bandwidth which allows it to uncover the structure of underground reservoirs even at depths of tens of kilometers.
At the University of California a group of engineers are analyzing a lightweight steel-frame structure that is six-story high. The building is tested on the biggest external seismic shake table in the world. The objective of the experiment is to determine how well cold-formed steel buildings are able to sustain fires and earthquakes that may occur. As of date the six-story structure is the largest of its kind to be subjected to a shake table test.
Seismologists have created a new algorithm that could one day help give coastal cities early warning of incoming tsunamis.
University of California, Berkeley, scientists are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone's ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection network that could eventually warn users of impending jolts from nearby quakes.