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Erik Sudderth's Software Helps Detect Nuclear Tests

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

When North Korea conducted its recent nuclear weapon test, the blast had been detected by a global seismic sensing network operated by the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The network, called the International Monitoring System, aims to “make sure that no nuclear explosion ...

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