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Simulations Study Helping With Earthquake Dampers For Structures
2013-07-31 08:47:43

Purdue University Researchers have demonstrated the reliability and efficiency of "real-time hybrid simulation" for testing a type of powerful damping system that might be installed in buildings and bridges to reduce structural damage and injuries during earthquakes. The magnetorheological-fluid dampers are shock-absorbing devices containing a liquid that becomes far more viscous when a magnetic field is applied. "It normally feels like a thick fluid, but when you apply a magnetic...

2013-07-30 23:18:11

ManureMagic™ Delivers Billions of Microorganisms to Food Source through Patented Delivery Process Prosper, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 DryLet Technologies, a biotechnology company providing industry-leading products for use in applications such as animal waste reduction, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, aquaculture and grease, fat and oil reduction in wastewater treatment plants and restaurant kitchen settings, announced today the launch of its new product for the confinement...

Earthquake-engineering Progress Accelerated With Online Tools
2013-07-30 10:15:41

Purdue University A new study has found that online tools, access to experimental data and other services provided through "cyberinfrastructure" are helping to accelerate progress in earthquake engineering and science. The research is affiliated with the National Science Foundation's George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), based at Purdue University. NEES includes 14 laboratories for earthquake engineering and tsunami research, tied together with...

2013-07-25 23:19:21

Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology will offer current professionals Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degrees in fall 2013 in a fully online learning environment. Athens, Ohio (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Designed with experienced engineering professionals in mind, the Online Master of Science programs in Electrical Engineering & Civil Engineering offer convenient, flexible...

2013-07-20 23:00:09

TrustedConsumerReview announces ColmyerandSons as best Long Beach NJ Home Contractor (PRWEB) July 20, 2013 TrustedConsumerReview is pleased to announce ColmyerandSons as the best Long Beach NJ home contractor. TrustedConsumerReview sought to find the top contractor, and audited numerous construction companies. After poring over reviews from numerous home contractors, TrustedConsumerReview discovered ColmyerandSons having the most satisfied customers. Customers noted, ColmyerandSons was...

2013-07-19 23:04:23

Long-time septic service provider Ace Acme (http://www.aceacme.com/) describes the cost and environmental benefits to owning or even upgrading to a septic system. (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 The most recent article from Ace Acme does the number-crunching for cost comparison and analysis as well as a debriefing on the environmental advantages of septic. Homeowners who have considered upgrading to septic will appreciate the information; current septic users will be pleased to find out how much...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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