Archive: 06/20/2006

Seismic shock absorbers for woodframe houses

As part of a major international project to design more earthquake-resistant woodframe buildings, an engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be testing a damping system designed to act as a seismic ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in Engineering
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Finding a short circuit before it finds you

A preemptive spark lasting for nanoseconds that helps find potentially dangerous short circuits hidden in the miles of wiring behind the panels of aging commercial airliners has been patented by Sandia National ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in Engineering
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Appalachians more likely to be obese

U.S. scientists say members of rural Appalachian households who lack access to good food or experience hunger are more likely to be obese and have diabetes.

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