Engineering

Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codes

Sep 26, 2017

On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake _ yet it collapsed, killing 26 people, and authorities are investigating to figure out why

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Sep 20, 2017

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab have tested new bridge designs with innovative connectors to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction following major quake damage

The Latest: Judge signs plan for US to pay for flooding fix

Sep 13, 2017

A federal judge has approved an agreement among local, state, and federal officials to construct an underground drainage system to prevent severe flooding on a New Jersey beach that was caused by the federal government's dune construction project.

Longtime Emerson CEO Charles Knight dies at age 81

Sep 12, 2017

Charles F. Knight, who led a period of tremendous growth as CEO of the technology and engineering company Emerson for nearly three decades, has died

Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water

Sep 5, 2017

It's too soon to know how many of more than 37,000 heavily damaged homes in Texas are salvageable, but Houston officials say some will be submerged in water for up to a month

The Latest: Trauma center space for expected new patients

Aug 29, 2017

Trauma center space for expected new patients

NFL making $40 million available for medical research

Aug 29, 2017

A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience

The Latest: Water releases begin on Houston-area reservoirs

Aug 28, 2017

An Army Corps of Engineers spokesman says crews have started releasing water from two flood-control reservoirs in the Houston area ahead of schedule.

In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not

Aug 15, 2017

US manufacturing faces a new jobs challenge: Not enough qualified workers for increasing automation and advanced technology

Experts: Lives at risk if no sleep tests for train engineers

Aug 9, 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board says it's disappointed two other U.S. agencies have scrapped plans to test train engineers and truck drivers for a fatigue-inducing disorder

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