Wired has this really cool article today, that’s timely both for me and all y’all midwesterners as of late. The Quake Catcher Network has this idea of using Mac laptops in the wild to act as seismometers as early earthquake warning systems. See, Macs have these built in motion sensors – they’re supposed to detect a falling laptop and then lock the hard drive to protect it. These smart scientist type folk are using the motion sensors for quake detection. Read the article – it’s pretty cool!