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UC Berkeley student recorded major Yosemite tumble with seismic instruments, findings could save lives.

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A graduate student from the University of California at Berkeley rigged the valley with seismic instruments months before the rocks tumbled. The instruments captured the first detailed record of such a big rockfall, from start to finish. The measurements are an important first step, experts say, toward producing an early-warning system to protect people from tons of falling granite.

http://www.mercurynews.com/nationworld/ci_12237081
Probably wouldn't have been much of a news story if the title were:
" UC Berkeley Generates Tons of Seismic Data from Yosemite Rockfall for Graduate Student's Advanced Degree"
or "Seismic Data May or May Not Result in Any Predictive Value"



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Old Dude
Kind of the pot calling the kettle black.

Jim
How much of an early warning? 10 seconds? Right.
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Vince
How much of an early warning? 10 seconds? Right.

I think they're aiming for a wee bit more than that.
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