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2012-12-28 15:13:47

A research team led by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has discovered that massive earthquakes in the range of 8 to 8.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale have left clear ground scars in the central Himalayas. This ground-breaking discovery has huge implications for the area along the front of the Himalayan Mountains, given that the region has a population density similar to that of New York City. NTU Professor Paul Tapponnier, who is recognized as a leading...

Archeologists Unearth Alien-Like Skulls In A Mexico Cemetery
2012-12-27 12:47:05

[Watch Video: Alien-Like Skulls Unearthed In Mexican Cemetery] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archeologists have unearthed what looks like a cone-shaped alien skull from 1,000 years ago in Mexico. The skull, which dates from 945 A.D. to 1308 A.D., was discovered accidentally while digging an irrigation system in the northwest state of Sonora in Mexico. Cristina Garcia Moreno, who worked on the project with Arizona State University, explained that 13 of...

2012-12-14 12:27:50

When materials are stressed, they eventually change shape. Initially these changes are elastic, and reverse when the stress is relieved. When the material's strength is exceeded, the changes become permanent. This could result in the material breaking or shattering, but it could also re-shape the material, such as a hammer denting a piece of metal. Understanding this last group of changes is the focus of research from a team including Carnegie's Ho-kwang "Dave" Mao. Their breakthrough...

2012-12-11 05:03:03

SR2020, Inc, produces state-of-the-art technology that offers appreciably enhanced decision making turnaround time to meet industry demand for improved microseismic imaging and monitoring capability. (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 SR2020, Inc., established in 1998 and headquartered in Brea, California, is an independent services and technology company dedicated to answering difficult reservoir management questions through the application of advanced borehole seismic methods. They have offices...

Harnessing Power By Funneling Solar Energy
2012-11-26 12:53:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The concept is a simple one, borrowing from some very elementary principles. For instance, everyone knows the best way to capture and contain the most of an element or substance is with a funnel. These cones make it easier to put oil in our cars or fill small glass shakers from a larger bag of sugar. Now, some MIT engineers have worked out a computational model which shows how solar energy can be more or less funneled...

2012-11-14 08:22:11

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the powertrain market, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present Fallbrook Technologies, Inc. with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Growth Capital Investment Opportunity Award. The award recognizes not only the core product competency and strong market positioning of the recipient but also the experience and expertise of management team and the robust revenue model adopted by the company....

2012-11-05 12:20:35

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial plants are investing heavily in automation equipment to become more efficient and competitive, presenting the Andean electric variable speed drives market with huge potential and a high growth rate. Mounting concern for energy efficiency in new and existing buildings further prompts adoption of electric variable speed drives. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.industrialautomation.frost.com), Andean Region...

2012-11-05 08:38:51

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader accelerating innovation in the design, verification and manufacture of chips and systems, today announced that STMicroelectronics (ST) has adopted Synopsys' volume diagnostics solution company-wide for faster yield ramp. IC product teams must rapidly isolate and correct systematic failure mechanisms to ramp up new IC designs from low initial yield to mature yield in volume production. Synopsys'...

2012-11-05 08:35:00

PLEASANTON and VISTA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California-based Eco Building Products (OTCBB: ECOB), the premier manufacturer of proprietary wood products coated with Eco Red Shield(TM), has converted to Simpson Strong-Tie Component Solutions(TM) software to design and manufacture trusses. Eco Building Products plans to manufacture Eco Red Shield trusses nationwide. Simpson Strong-Tie Component Solutions software for roof and floor trusses and wall panels, is part of the...

2012-11-05 08:21:53

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook), a pioneering technology company dedicated to improving the performance and flexibility of transmissions for engine and human-powered devices, announced today that it appointed John K. Penver as the Company's Chief Financial Officer effective November 1, 2012. Mr. Penver will be located in Cedar Park, Texas where Fallbrook will relocate its company headquarters from San Diego, California early in 2013. He...


Latest Mechanics Reference Libraries

Seismology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes and the spread of elastic waves through the Earth or through other planet-like bodies. The field includes studies of earthquake effects, such as tsunamis in addition to diverse seismic sources such as tectonic, volcanic, oceanic, atmospheric, and artificial processes. A related field that utilizes geology to infer information regarding past earthquakes is paleoseismology. A recording of earth motion as a function of time is a seismogram. A...

Physics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

Computational Mechanics (journal)
2012-06-04 15:29:14

Computational Mechanics is a scientific journal founded in 1986 and published monthly by Springer. The journal covers all aspects of computational mechanics and reports original research in the field. It focuses on areas that involve the rational application of mechanics, mathematics, and numerical methods in the practice of modern engineering. Areas covered include solid and structural mechanics, multi-body system dynamics, constitutive modeling, inelastic and finite deformation response,...

Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering
2012-04-25 10:02:44

Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering (ACME) is a scholarly journal that publishes reviews presenting developments in computational engineering. It also provides a forum for spreading results of research and advanced industrial practice in computational engineering with particular emphasis on mechanics and related fields. The editor-in-chief is Michael Kleiber, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Areas of publication in the...

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2010-10-07 16:05:32

The Seismometer is an instrument designed to measure the motions of the ground. This includes seismic waves generated by earthquakes, nuclear explosions, and other seismic sources. Records of these activities allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth, and locate and measure the size of the different sources. There are also seismographs, which is sometimes used in place of the word seismometer. However, a seismograph is the older instrument in which the measuring and recording...

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