A variety of seismic response modification technologies are effectively used to mitigate damage of urban infrastructures during a significant earthquake. Seismic isolation is widely adopted for bridges. Isolation of underground structures from the surrounding soft soils is often used to mitigate the response. Various damper technologies are used in not only standard bridges but also long-span bridges. Rocking isolation is attracting increased interest. Emphasis of this lecture will be placed on
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Introduction to Studying the History and Politics of China
Dr Rana Mitter talks about his cutting edge research in China and gives an introduction to studying the history and politics of China, a new and exciting field of research within the Humanities division
Total Twitter Tutorial
Sue of the Sue and Steve Show helps you get up and running on twitter. It can be daunting in the beginning and Sue simplifies the process of setting up a twitter account. Once you have signed up you can go to search.twitter.com to find people to follow.
ISS Update: Flight Surgeon Keeps Astronauts Healthy
NASA Public Affairs Officer Amiko Kauderer talks with NASA Medical Flight Officer Steve Gilmore about the role of a flight surgeon in tracking astronaut health and coordinating crew medical experiments before, during and after spaceflight. Flight surgeons are involved in all phases of a human spaceflight mission, including walking the crew members through the process of becoming medically cleared for flight, coordinating the medical experiments the astronauts perform aboard the station, mainta
He's got the whole world in his hands: US History and its discontents in the Obama Era
Robin Kelley's inaugral lecture comments on the absence of discussion about race as connected to Barak Obama's presidency, particularly in light of American history and politics.
The post-crisis politics of financial reform: business as usual or new global order?
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of European Socialist Party and former Prime Minister of Denmark talks about the politics of current efforts to regulate the financial sector.