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  1. New database system could aid research in science, engineering

    12 Dec 2013

    Purdue University News | Dec 10 2013 | University Newsroom | Purdue University issued a press release about DataStore, an addition to the NEEShub developed by NEES to aid in the storage of valuable research data. See attachment.

  2. Researchers have created list of at-risk buildings in L.A.

    21 Nov 2013

    ASCE SmartBrief | Nov 21 2013 | Newsletter | In their November SmartBrief email newsletter, the American Society of Civil Engineers included section with links to articles about a list of concrete buildings in the Los Angeles area at risk of collapse in the event of an earthquake compiled by a …

  3. City Officials Want List of Unsafe Concrete Buildings

    20 Nov 2013

    Venice-MarVista Patch | Nov 2013 | Internet | The Venice-MarVista Patch, a site that connects residents with local news and events, published an article about the latest development in the use of a list of seismically at-risk buildings in the Los Angeles area compiled by a NEES research project led …

  4. Scientists visit L.A. to discuss list of buildings at risk in quake

    19 Nov 2013

    Los Angeles Times | Nov 19 2013 | Newspaper | The L.A. Times ran a story on a meeting between researchers in a NEES-sponsored Grand Challenge project and Los Angeles city officials regarding a multi-year project to identify concrete structures in the Los Angeles area at risk of collapse in the …

  5. UC San Diego shake table, robot win Best of What's New awards

    14 Nov 2013

    PhysOrg | November 14, 2013 | Online | PhysOrg published an article about two University of California, San Diego technologies earning "Best of What's New" awards from Popular Science, inlcuding the NEES@UCSD shake table facility. See attachment.

  6. Popular Science 'Best of What's New 2013'

    11 Nov 2013

    Popular Science | November 11, 2013 | Online | Popular Science selected the Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST) at the NEES@UCSD facility as one of the top 100 innovations "that are reshaping the future right before our eyes" in this year's Best of What's New.

  7. Making Stuff Safer

    06 Nov 2013

    NOVA | November 6, 2013 | Online and Television | PBS' NOVA highlighted the NEES-Soft research project taking place at the NEES@UCSD facility as part of its 'Making Stuff Safer' segment, part of a 'Making Stuff' video series. See attachments. The NEES-Soft segment begins at the 25:00 minute mark.

  8. NOVA shows how CSU is 'Making Stuff Safer'

    01 Nov 2013

    Coloradoan | November 1, 2013 | Online | The Coloradoan, a Fort Collins-based daily newspaper, reported on PBS' NOVA featuring two projects taking place at Colorado State University, including NEES-Soft, a research project taking place at NEES@UCSD led by CSU professor John van de Lindt. See …

  9. Limit Design for Masonry

    01 Nov 2013

    STRUCTURES | Nov 2013 | Magazine | The November 2013 issue of STRUCTURES Magazine, a monthly publication for structural engineers,  featured work done at NEES@UCSD that has impacted Limit Design code TMS 402/ACI 30/ASCE 5. See attachment.

  10. CSU researchers simulate earthquake to test retrofits

    28 Oct 2013

    Denver iJournal | October 28, 2013 | Online | The Denver iJournal, a Denver-based online news publication, picked up a Colorado State University press release about testing as part of the NEES-Soft project currently taking place at the NEES@Buffalo site. The project is led by CSU professor Dr. John …

  11. Colorado State University Researchers Set to Collapse Three-story Building with Virtual First Floor to Test Earthquake Retrofit Systems

    25 Oct 2013

    Colorado State University Newsroom | October 25, 2013 | Online | Colorado Sate University published a news release regarding the completion of the second phase of testing in the NEES-Soft project taking place at the NEES@Buffalo site. The project is being led by CSU professor Dr. John van de Lindt. …

  12. Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake

    13 Oct 2013

    Los Angeles Times | Oct 13 2013 | Newspaper | The L.A. Times ran an exposé on the seismic safety of buildings in the Los Angeles area, referencing a NEES Grand Challenge research project led by Dr. Jack Moehle at the NEES@Berkeley site that identifed existing concrete buildings at risk of collapse …

  13. UCSB Researcher Makes Waves At Earthquake Research Summit

    01 Oct 2013

    Daily Nexus | October 1, 2013 | Online | UC Santa Barbara's student-run newspaper featured an article congratulating NEES Project Specialist and Education/Outreach Coordinator Sandra Seale on receiving the "Outstanding Service in the area of Education, Outreach and Training" award at Quake Summit …

  14. UCSB Earth Research Institute Project Scientist Recognized for Bringing Hands-On Earthquake Education to Local Schools

    27 Sep 2013

    Santa Barbara Independent | September 27, 2013 | Online | The Santa Barbara Independent carried a UC Santa Barbara press release congratulating NEES Project Specialist and Outreach Coordinator Sandra Seale on being recognized for her "outstanding service in education, outreach, and training" award …

  15. Earthquake Engineering: Can a Building Withstand 1994 Northridge Earthquake?

    20 Sep 2013

    Yahoo News | September 20, 2013 | Online | Yahoo News published an article about the CFS-NEES project taking place at the NEES@Buffalo site seeking to determine and improve the seismic performance of cold-formed steel used in the construction of skyscrapers and other modern buildings. See …

  16. Cold-formed steel rebuilds earthquake-resistant architecture

    06 Sep 2013

    National Science Foundation | September 6, 2013 | Online | The National Science Foundation published an article about the CFS-NEES research project seeking to improve the seimsic performance of structures built primarily using cold-formed steel. See attachment.

  17. New Video Highlights Research on the In-Situ Assessment of the Seismic Properties of Municipal Solid Waste

    30 Aug 2013

    Geoengineer | August 30, 2013 | Online | Article is a synopsis of new YouTube video detailing NEES-sponsored research into the seismic response of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills led by Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos. See attachments.

  18. In Structural Design, Less is More

    30 Aug 2013

    LiveScience | August 30, 2013 | Online | Features article written by Kara Peterman, a PhD candidate at the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory at the NEES@Buffalo site, about her experiences in cold-formed steel research. See attachment.

  19. Strong, elastic 'smart materials' aid design of earthquake-resistant bridges

    27 Aug 2013

    Multiple sources | August 27, 2013 | Online | Article written by NEES 4-Span Bridge Project member and student Misha Rafiee detailing the project and its potential effects on bridge design and construction. The article was published on the National Science Foundation's website and on PhysOrg. See …

  20. Simpson Strong-Tie Sponsors Final Phase of Cold-Formed Steel Seismic Tests

    23 Aug 2013

    Building Design and Construction | August 23, 2013 | Online Magazine | Building Design + Construction, an online and print magazine for teams involved in the design and construction of nonresidential buildings, published an article about the final phase of the CFS-NEES research taking place at the …

  21. Desarrollan el mayor simulador de terremotos en espacios abiertos

    20 Aug 2013

    La Razón | August 20, 2013 | Online and in print | La Razón, a newspaper out of La Paz, Bolivia, published an article featuring the shake table located at the NEES@UCSD site. Story covers the NEES-Soft project and PI John van de Lindt. See attachments for original Spanish version and an English …

  22. Video: Quake engineers topple building

    19 Aug 2013

    U-T San Diego | August 19, 2013 | Online | Article features video of the final NEES-Soft shake table test at UC San Diego, in which the four-story wood structure is shaken until failure. See attachment.

  23. Giant Shake Table Helps Design Quake-Proof California Homes

    19 Aug 2013

    Gizmodo | August 19, 2013 | Online | The popular technology blog Gizmodo recently featured the NEES-Soft project that took place at the NEES@UCSD site researching different retrofit methods to make existing soft-story wood buildings more resitant to earthquake damage.

  24. Researchers a large earthquake on a four-story building

    18 Aug 2013

    La Tercera | August 18, 2013 | Online and in print | La Tercera, a newspaper based in Santiago, Chile, published an article about the NEES-Soft research at the NEES@UCSD site, which examined the performance of different retrofits to make soft-story wood buildings more resistant to earthquake …

  25. Engineers test building retrofits, work to improve how structures survive shaking

    18 Aug 2013

    ABC 10 News, San Diego | August 18, 2013 | Online and broadcast | News segment covers the NEES-Soft project at the NEES@UCSD site led by Dr. John van de Lindt. See attachments.

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