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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. – will headline a cataloged antique auction scheduled for Saturday, June 21st, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s spacious gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The sale will begin promptly at 11 a.m., Eastern time. Pittsfield, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The entire contents of Somerset – an extraordinary English country estate manor...

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/ -- PhotoBiz is proud to offer 5 new layout designs for pages of the Online Store that use Categories or Items. The new layouts are Pinboard, Pinboard Fixed Height, Flushed 3 Column, Flushed 4 Column, and Square. Each new layout provides a unique new way for the Store to display Events, Products,...

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 the major advantages of NoSQL DBs is the ability to be schemaless, and therefore most NoSQL DBs are deployed in a schemaless environment. However, NoSQLs are generally not adopted in transaction environments due to the lack of ACID compliance. NoSQLs are chosen when “beyond SQL” scalability and “no schema” support are required;...

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. The toy inspired the engineers to create the "buckliball," a hollow, spherical object...

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. Although researchers have investigated the problem for over 30 years now, the research achievements of across-wind loads and effects and the computation methods of equivalent static wind loads are still not satisfactory. Professor GU Ming and his group from the State Key Laboratory of Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering set out to...

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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. The system, which uses a priority index to rank reinforced concrete buildings according to their seismic vulnerability, originally was developed in Japan and later adapted for use in Turkey by researchers at Purdue University. A recent...

2009-02-12 14:32:43

U.S. engineers say they have created a simple, inexpensive method of strengthening some buildings that are dangerously vulnerable to earthquakes. The Purdue University civil engineers said many buildings in China, Latin America, Turkey and other countries have too many partial-height walls between structural columns, making them vulnerable to an earthquake. Assistant Professor Santiago Pujol, who led the research, said partial-height walls do not extend all the way to the ceiling, sometimes...

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.The flaw is widespread in China, Latin America, Turkey and other countries. The buildings have too many "partial-height" walls between structural columns and could be easily strengthened by replacing some windows with ordinary masonry bricks, said Santiago Pujol, an...

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. The Kilz did not work because the weeping rusty water is from condensation of water vapor in the room, when it hits the cold steel. The rust was caused by water penetrating the paint and causing the steel to rust. Ventilating the room to release water vapor will help, and is best done...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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