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Engineers Simulate Large Quake On Curved Bridge
2011-09-23 09:11:59

Full-size pickup trucks on bridge deck to add important data to be used for new design standards.

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2009-07-09 16:10:00

A destructive earthquake will strike a lone, wooden condominium in Japan next week, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Michael Symans will be on site to watch it happen.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.