09/28/2010 02:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New Tech to Predict Disasters

Hear from IBM Master Inventor, Bob Friedlander, as he gives details behind his newly patented natural disaster warning system, which could mean big changes for the way we predict, prepare for, and respond to natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes.

Friedlander and co-inventor, James Kraemer, were issued a U.S. patent for their new system, which will help process data and determine the threat classification of the disaster, among other things. Check out Friedlander as he discusses the applications of this new tech: