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2013-05-01 15:00:27

In this month's issue of Physics World, an international group of researchers propose a new technology that could divert vibrations away from load-bearing elements of bridges to avoid catastrophic collapses.

2006-07-18 07:35:00

Engineers will not be surprised if months of work rattle to the ground this fall, jolted apart by a mock earthquake that mimics a deadly 6.7-magnitude quake. But the experiment could change the way wood-frame buildings are designed and built.

2005-11-02 13:08:11

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - A natural phenomenon rather than a design fault caused London's Millennium Bridge to wobble and sway, forcing its closure just two days after opening in 2000.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.