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NASA JPL Scientist Reflects Last Big Quake In Los Angeles
2014-01-17 09:14:01

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Twenty years ago this week, in the predawn darkness of Jan. 17, 1994, at five seconds before 4:31 a.m. PST, the ground ruptured violently on a blind thrust fault (a crack in Earth's crust that does not reach the surface) about 11 miles (18 kilometers) beneath Reseda, in California's San Fernando Valley about 20 miles (31 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The resulting magnitude 6.7 earthquake, known as the Northridge earthquake, became the...

2014-01-16 08:20:23

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) this week opened a new multi-purpose facility in the Netherlands to better serve its customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Located in Sliedrecht, the 34,000 sq. ft. (3,171 sq. m.) building centralizes the company's parts distribution, product customization and customer training functions for the region. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/DE47299 )(Logo:...

2014-01-13 08:20:23

Custom-built for North America, suitable for the whole world DETROIT and HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schaeffler offers a wide range of key technologies for reducing automobiles' fuel consumption and emissions, as well as for improving their energy efficiency. Many of these individual solutions only unveil their full potential when combined as part of a system, which Schaeffler is again highlighting with its current demonstration vehicle: Efficient Future...

Utah Copper Mine Landslide Triggered Earthquakes
2014-01-06 07:39:40

University of Utah Record-breaking slide would bury Central Park 66 feet deep Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly triggered 16 small earthquakes, University of Utah scientists discovered. The landslide – which moved at an average of almost 70 mph and reached estimated speeds of at least 100 mph – left a...

Multi-Study Focuses On Link Between Lushan, Wenchuan Earthquakes
2014-01-03 09:30:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research, published in Seismological Research Letters, suggests that the 32-mile segment of the fault northeast of the 2013 Lushan rupture is the place to watch for the next major earthquake in the region. Papers published in the special section of the journal suggest that the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake triggered the magnitude M6.6 Lushan quake. Huajian Yao, professor of geophysics at the University of Science and Technology of...

2013-12-12 23:32:09

Leading provider of stress management training, tactics, and education materials, StressStop, offer top 5 ways to stay stress during the holidays. Norwalk, Connecticut (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The holidays are a hectic time and stress often seems inevitable, but it does not have to be. StressStop, the leading provider of stress management training, tactics and education materials, offers its top 5 tips for staying stress free during the holidays. 1. Make a list of what NOT to do. For...

One In Four Earthquakes Worldwide Come From Deep Within Earth
2013-12-12 08:16:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The long standing mystery of what drives a particular type of earthquake that occurs deep within the Earth and accounts for one in four quakes worldwide might have been solved by a team led by Stanford researchers. Their findings are published in an upcoming issue of Geophysical Research Letters. Originating farther inside the planet than shallow earthquakes, these temblors are known as intermediate-depth earthquakes. Shallow...

2013-12-02 23:03:29

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Automotive Transmissions Report. London (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The transmissions sector is no longer primarily driven by cost control and installed capacity, but is emerging as a critical technology that can deliver much needed benefits in a cost-effective fashion compared to other areas of technology. Furthermore, transmission technology is also critical to future powertrain development in terms of its ability to deliver...

2013-11-18 10:32:56

From the production of tougher, more durable smart phones and other electronic devices, to a wider variety of longer lasting biomedical implants, bulk metallic glasses are poised to be  mainstay materials for the 21st Century. Featuring a non-crystalline amorphous structure, bulk metallic glasses can be as strong or even stronger than steel, as malleable as plastics,  conduct electricity and resist corrosion. These materials would seem to have it all save for one problem: they are often...


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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