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Article ID: 680299

Machine-Learning Earthquake Prediction in Lab Shows Promise

Los Alamos National Laboratory

By listening to the acoustic signal emitted by a laboratory-created earthquake, a computer science approach using machine learning can predict the time remaining before the fault fails.

Released:
30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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    9-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 679117

New Analysis Casts Doubt on Predicted Decrease in Oklahoma Earthquakes

University of California, Santa Cruz

Wastewater injection rates in Oklahoma have declined recently because of regulatory actions and market forces, but seismologists say that has not yet significantly reduced the risk of potentially damaging earthquakes.

Released:
7-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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    2-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 678748

Shake It Up: Human-Induced and Natural Earthquakes in Central U.S. Are 'Inherently Similar'

University of Michigan

The stresses released by human-induced and naturally occurring earthquakes in the central United States are in many cases indistinguishable, meaning that existing tools to predict shaking damage can be applied to both types.

Released:
31-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 678147

Toward 20-Story Earthquake-Safe Buildings Made From Wood

University of California San Diego

-- A two-story wooden structure endured four different earthquake simulations on July 14, 2017 on the world’s largest outdoor shake table here in San Diego. And it’s still standing before more tests in the coming weeks. The goal of the tests is to gather enough data to design wood buildings as tall as 20 stories that do not suffer significant damage during large earthquakes. That is, not only can occupants leave the building unharmed, but they can come back and resume living in the building shortly after a temblor.

Released:
19-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 676749

Grant to Fund Research Into New Metamaterial That Provides Earthquake Protection

Penn State College of Engineering

Earthquakes and explosions damage thousands of structures worldwide each year, destroying countless lives in their wake, but a team of researchers at Penn State is examining a completely new way of safeguarding key infrastructure, thanks to a $50,000 Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant provided by the College of Engineering.

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20-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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    25-May-2017 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 675174

Researchers Drill Deep to Understand Why the Sumatra Earthquake Was So Severe

University of Southampton

An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on December 26, 2004.

Released:
23-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 675218

How X-Rays Helped to Solve Mystery of Floating Rocks

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Experiments at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source have helped scientists to solve a mystery of why some rocks can float for years in the ocean, traveling thousands of miles before sinking.

Released:
23-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 674996

WVU Professor’s Patented System Could Save Lives and Make Cities More Resilient After Natural Disasters

West Virginia University

West Virginia University professor Hota GangaRao and Praveen Majjigapu, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering, have developed a system that will increase the strength and endurance of structures in earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other large blasts, helping communities prevent catastrophe. The system is also beneficial for repairing historic or aging structures.

Released:
18-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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