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Revealing The Health Of Bridges Through Sound
2012-10-23 13:51:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With America´s aging infrastructure in need of repair, physicists are looking for ways to address and assist in the rebuilding effort that both presidential candidates are calling for this election season. In an attempt to better analyze the integrity of bridges, a research group from Brigham Young University has found a way to detect flaws in the structures by listening to how they resonate when struck with tiny droplets of...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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