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The fiber optic cables that deliver your internet can also detect earthquakes

Seismographs are highly sensitive devices, and they do a good job of registering earthquakes at specific locations. But fiber optic cables — the data lines that delivered these words — can do much, much better....

Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO says “very high” levels of radioactive strontium-90 have been found in groundwater, two years after reactor meltdowns. But it had not leaked into the ocean nearby. The Tokyo Electric...