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Detecting Seismic S Waves with Unprecedented Accuracy

Seismic events produce two types of seismic waves, referred to as P waves and S waves. P waves are relatively easy to detect (or “pick”) with software. S waves travel more slowly and arrive in the...
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Clifford Thurber, Christopher Rawles | P140387US01

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Micromachined Shock Sensor

Shock sensors are accelerometers that respond to specific levels of acceleration. The design usually consists of a proof mass and a flexible suspension. At a preselected level of acceleration, th...
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Yogesh Gianchandani, Shamus McNamara | P01336US

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Detecting Compounds with Liquid Crystals

Although highly sensitive techniques already exist for monitoring gas phase chemicals in the environment, these methods involve expensive, complex instruments and processes such as mass spectroscopy, ...
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Nicholas Abbott, Rahul Shah | P01228US

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Bioagent Detection Device

Because potential biological attacks against civilian populations have become an important issue for homeland security, practical and efficient biosensors are needed. However, no currently available b...
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Hongrui Jiang, David Beebe | P04357US

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