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Scientists Use 'Slinky Sesmometer' To Research Earthquakes

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Students at the University of Oregon call it the slinky seismometer. The hope is it's helpful when it comes to preparing for and recovering from earthquakes. Students at the University of Oregon call it the slinky seismometer. The hope is it's helpful when it comes to preparing for and recovering from earthquakes.

Everybody loves a slinky, now so do scientists, and it's not just for entertainment. Scientists said the slinky is now being used to research earthquakes.

What a way to celebrate a birthday. The slinky turned 70 years old this week and likely for the first time ever it's being used to research earthquakes.

Students at the University of Oregon call it the slinky seismometer. The hope is it's helpful when it comes to preparing for and recovering from earthquakes.

Students said the data from the slinky will give scientists valuable information. For example, planning earthquake routes for first responders and designers of earthquake resistant buildings.

The seismometer is capable of detecting earthquakes worldwide.

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