Latest Tacoma Narrows Bridge Stories

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.

2008-11-23 14:45:00

Slow-moving ocean and river currents could be a new, reliable and affordable alternative energy source.

2008-07-01 18:00:29

By The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 1--Lacey Senior Center to celebrate 5th anniversary The Lacey Senior Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary today with an open house, lunch and program. Classes and groups that meet at the center will offer visual displays from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.