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Land Mines / Earthquake Prediction

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Land Mines / Earthquake Prediction

Land Mines / Earthquake Prediction

Land Mines / Earthquake Prediction

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: Richard Davis/ Director for Defense Programs, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN Dana Priest/ Pentagon Correspondent, The Washington Post, Washington,DC Allan Lindh/ Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA Landmines can maim, even kill — that's their purpose. But although the U.S. has refused to join other nations and sign a treaty banning their use,efforts in this country are still ongoing to develop ways to minimize the risks to people from these hidden explosives. On this segment of Science Friday, we'll talk about the science behind mine detection, and find out what efforts are being made to make the ground a safer place. Plus, we'll discuss a long-term earthquake prediction experiment that is finally yielding some results.

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