The sensors in your smartphone could be used to detect earthquakes with the iShake.
Japanese developers have devised a system of pendulums in a bid to stabilize skyscrapers during the next major earthquake.
Good news, everyone: volcanoes give us sound clues when they're close to blowing.
A team of geologists have studied earthquakes to find out how they produce gold deposits.
A group of researchers in France have come up with a way of measuring seismic activity from space.
In a preemptive strike against evil geniuses with earthquake machines, the French are testing a seismic cloaking device that renders buildings invisible to earthquakes.
On May 11, 2011 a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit the town of Lorca in southern Spain. It was the country's worst quake in 50 years, killing 9, injuring nearly 300 and dealing millions in damages to Spain's struggling economy. Scientists have been searching for the cause of this "unusually shallow" quake and recently published an interesting theory.
It is one of those things you have to see to believe. The video below shows a new kind of table taking the brunt of one ton of weight in a vertical drop test. That's impressive — even more so when you consider it could save thousands of schoolchildren's lives if they are caught at school during a quake.
It sounds like science fiction, but the possibility of protecting buildings and other structures from damaging earthquakes via "invisibility cloaks" could be very real. The idea is to surround the structure with a series of rubber cylinders that act as a barrier or cloak against seismic waves.
In a story likely to go down in rock and roll history,* the Foo Fighters and fans in Auckland, New Zealand generated so much pure head banging glory the earth literally moved under their feet. Seismometers in the region started recording distinct "shakes" as soon as the Foos took the stage Tuesday night.