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Smart Phones Detecting Earthquakes, Phone ET and Under Age Moon

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Stories about shake rattle and roll phones, plus our baby moon and a voice mail to ET

Smart phones are capable of many things and now researchers in Italy and California believe earthquake detection may be added to that list. They tested small sensors in the phones which record movement and found that during moderate and large quakes our phones can send that movement data instantly to scientists worldwide. The future goal is faster response times to save lives.

Ever wanted to send a message to ET or any other extraterrestrials? Now you can be part of a campaign to "phone home". The New Horizon's Mission was started by a group of scientists and space fans that want NASA to upload a new human voiced message to a spacecraft which is already headed the planet formerly known as Pluto. They are still collecting signatures on a petition for that long distance call.

And finally, talk about being carded for under age, it seems the moon is 100 million years younger than first believed. Scientists at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington DC say their research of lunar rocks and lava proves that the moon is 4.4 billion and not 4.5 billion years old which some believe could change the theory of Earth's early development.

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