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Science Nation: Rock Arches Are Singing, and Scientists Are Listening

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A team of researchers from the University of Utah is perfectly situated to study rock arches. With support from the National Science Foundation, geologist Jeff Moore and his team are pioneering a new method of structural health monitoring to keep tabs on the structural integrity of geological landmarks. The researchers have discovered that each arch has its own "voice." The arches naturally vibrate, like a guitar string, with its own distinct resonant frequency. The team's research has important implications for the conservation and management of these natural structures. Part of the "Science Nation" series.

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Runtime: 4 minutes

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