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Most people use their laptops for work and Web browsing. Now you can add one more task to that list: earthquake detection. From the recent early-morning 4.4-magnitude jostle in Los Angeles to February's magnitude 8.8 disaster in Chile, ordinary laptops are increasingly acting as miniature seismic stations.
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