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  1. Researchers to Shake a Building to Study its Performance During Earthquakes

    22 Oct 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris

      October 22, 2012 |  MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – The two-story building on West Commercial Avenue in El Centro, Calif., was built in the 1920s and has withstood four major earthquakes in 1940, 1979, 1987 and 2010, but it may not be standing for long. That's because a research team...

  2. Earthquake Simulation Rattles Ottawa County

    22 Oct 2010 | Notes | Contributor(s): Allegra East

    NewsOn6.com attended Media Day, Oct. 13, 2010, for a shake test of bridge support pilings conducted by Oklahoma University, Iowa State University, and UCLA. Professor K.K. “Muralee” Muraleetharan, professor, School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma,...

  3. Earthquake symposium on risk of collapsing buildings stirs some controversy - LA Times

    09 Dec 2010 | Notes | Contributor(s): Rong-Gong Lin II

    UCLA conference brings together seismic experts and structural engineers to assess retrofit needs. But some see a conflict in sponsorship by firms that stand to benefit from construction work. The story of the Theme Building will take center stage Wednesday at a symposium at UCLA called...

  4. Major quake could shake Southern California schools off their foundations - Whittier Daily News

    09 Dec 2010 | Notes | Contributor(s): Brian Charles

    A magnitude-7 or greater earthquake in Southern California would level obsolete school buildings and kill hundreds of students, if California officials don't act soon to retrofit old facilities, an earthquake expert said Wednesday. The chilling words came during the 2010 Earthquake Symposium...

  5. Major quake could shake Southern California schools off their foundations - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    09 Dec 2010 | Notes | Contributor(s): Brian Charles

    A magnitude-7 or greater earthquake in Southern California would level obsolete school buildings and kill hundreds of students, if California officials don't act soon to retrofit old facilities, an earthquake expert said Wednesday. The chilling words came during the 2010 Earthquake Symposium...

  6. Major quake could shake Southern California schools off their foundations - Pasadena Star-News

    09 Dec 2010 | Notes | Contributor(s): Brian Charles

    A magnitude-7 or greater earthquake in Southern California would level obsolete school buildings and kill hundreds of students, if California officials don't act soon to retrofit old facilities, an earthquake expert said Wednesday. The chilling words came during the 2010 Earthquake Symposium...

  7. Corvallis Gazette Times - OSU wave lab takes tsunami test to D.C.

    19 Feb 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Kyle Odegard

     OSU wave lab takes tsunami test to D.C. A wave almost eight inches tall rolled through a pool at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Seconds later, the breaker surged over a dozen hastily constructed model buildings. All but one of them took the hit. But the next wave, double...

  8. National Science Foundation - Funded Projects Featured at Education Technology Showcase

    07 Nov 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Rajesh Thyagarajan

    National Science Foundation-funded Projects Featured at Education Technology Showcase.

  9. Stanford University News

    02 Sep 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Louis Bergeron

    Engineers design self-righting buildings that survive earthquake test in style. Stanford engineers and others create a structural design that lets buildings rock during earthquakes, then pull themselves into plumb when the shaking stops, confining damage to replaceable steel "fuses".

  10. University of Nevada, Reno’s World-Renowned Earthquake Lab to Double in Size

    01 Oct 2010 | Notes | Contributor(s): Allegra East

    Professor Ian Buckle and the NEES@UNR site at The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) for receiving a $12.2 million award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to expand and customize its facilities housing the NEES shake tables.