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Earthquake Testing

Scientists are using the world's largest "shake table" to test new construction methods for buildings in areas prone to earthquakes. They believe they have devised a system to build taller, wood-frame buildings that can still safely withstand even very powerful tremors.

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Last modified January 19, 2010 by Randy Russell.

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