The Purdue project team: from left, Ruoxing Wang, Wentao Zhong, Wenzhuo Wu, Jun Chen, and Unmesha Kale. PHOTO: DeEtte Starr/Purdue University
April 20, 2018

As the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.” In central Africa, though, to be accurate you’d have to say “When it rains, it pours … for eight straight months.” The lengthy rainy...
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February 27, 2018

Reddy ASCE has honored Krishna R. Reddy, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, ENV SP, F.ASCE; Rajiv K. Giri, S.M.ASCE; and Hanumanth S....
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The research team inches out along a precarious perch to measure discharge waters at Imja Lake. Photo: Daniel Byers
August 10, 2015

Daene McKinney has been to the high-mountain lakes of Nepal many times. Ten research trips in the last five years – but nothing could prepare him for this. “The first thing we run into are...
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Photo: courtesy Daene McKinney, http://www.caee.utexas.edu/prof/mckinney/research/nepal.html
June 12, 2015

The April 25 earthquake that killed thousands of people and leveled much of Kathmandu also devastated Nepal’s remote mountain villages. Massive landslides wiped out entire villages, rivers were...
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October 17, 2012

Post by regular contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira. The need for civil engineers to become more involved in policy making affairs has been a recurring theme in ASCE publications and...
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August 14, 2011

Neutrinos are one of the more intriguing particles produced at Fermilab.  These particles are similar to electrons; however, as their name suggests, neutrinos have no charge.  They also have a very...
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August 7, 2011

Perhaps the most amazing achievement – and most basic to the purpose of the laboratory – is the way in which the particles are accelerated to near the speed of light.  It all begins with a...
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August 2, 2011

What is the universe made of?  Why do our classical equations for defining physical behavior sometimes contradict each other?  What is dark matter, and if there’s so much of it out there, why...
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