Twisted logic

Pierce, Julia
June 2003
Engineer (00137758);6/13/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7629, p14
Reports on the successful measurement of the twisting effects of earthquakes using ring laser technology in New Zealand. Allowing of precise calculation of how building move during shocks; Formulation of technologies and rules that will ensure structures are able to withstand the twisting forces.


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