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2014-06-04 23:12:41

The entire contents of Somerset – an extraordinary English country estate manor located in West Stockbridge, Mass.

2014-03-31 16:30:10

PhotoBiz's talented team of developers has been hard at work to offer our customers more customization options for their Online Store. GREENSBORO, N.C., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/

2014-02-20 23:31:45

Employment of Multiple Data Models in Single DB Drastically Improves Storage and Performance Bingham Farms, Michigan (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 One of

2012-03-27 09:01:28

Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University were stymied — until one of them happened across a collapsible, spherical toy that resembled the structures they'd been exploring, but with a complex layout of 26 solid moving elements and 48 rotating hinges.

2011-10-31 10:18:17

Across-wind loads and effects have become increasingly important factors in the structural design of super-tall buildings and structures with increasing height.

2010-10-20 11:20:00

Civil engineers studying the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake have concluded that a relatively simple system could be used by officials to quickly decide how to modify existing buildings and construct new ones that would better withstand future quakes.

2009-02-11 08:58:06

Civil engineers using a specialized laboratory at Purdue University have demonstrated the effectiveness of a simple, inexpensive method to strengthen buildings that have a flaw making them dangerously vulnerable to earthquakes.

2007-10-06 09:00:14

Q. I have at least one lally column in my finished basement that is weeping rusty water. I was told to paint it with Kilz but it didn't work. What is happening and how can I stop that weeping of rust? A.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.