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2009-03-26 09:15:08

U.S. geologists say they have developed a new method to find miners trapped underground regardless of noise created by emergency workers in the area. University of Utah Associate Professor Sherif Hanafy, first author of the study, said the method involves installing iron plates and sledgehammers at regular intervals in mines, along with sensitive listening devices on the ground overhead. Hanafy said the technique records seismic fingerprints generated by a trapped miner banging on the iron...

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2009-03-26 09:55:00

University of Utah scientists devised a new way to find miners trapped by cave-ins. The method involves installing iron plates and sledgehammers at regular intervals inside mines, and sensitive listening devices on the ground overhead. "We developed an approach to find the location of trapped miners inside a collapsed mine, regardless of noise from the environment around the mine," says Sherif Hanafy, an adjunct associate professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah and first...


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