In a scientific first, a cosmic ray sensor detected tsunami waves. A new study reports on a more usual approach to tsunami detection: the monitoring of muons.

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Someone saw a change in the muon decay rate and spent months figuring out what was going on with the signal until they realized it was a tsunami. Then they had tk publish because they had spent months figuring it out. Welcome to science, where sometimes you just publish what you have to shut your advisor up.

Quote_Vegetable

So let me see if I have this right– as tsunami waves pass over the muon detector apparatus, the added thickness of the water scatters the muons more widely than normal. Is that it? So….what? By the time a tsunami wave is entering Tokyo Bay, the difference in muon detection levels is not going to provide any useful warning.

goodforabeer

Whatever happened to the “great pyramid muon detector” that could image hidden chambers ?

vikinglander

I get the feeling Satellite video feeds and buoys would be more cost and just generally effective but that’s pretty cool, the volcanic eruption detection seemed more useful imo

megasmileys

That’s great. Another thing they should do, is just renaturate the coast and watch the movement of animals closely. If they flee into the land, there’s a tsunami coming. Oh and don’t build nuclear reactors close to the splash zones Edit: apparently science that is not connected to machines is something unthinkable. You all are lovely. Bye

phillyvanilly666