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- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: engineering- off topic
- From: "Andrew Kester" <akester(--nospam--at)bbma.com>
- Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 09:57:33 -0500
Did anyone catch the show about Tsunamis
last night on the history channel? One professor researching at USC
says there is a 50% chance of a major tsunami hitting S Cal in the next 50
years, but it could be caused from a landslide on the shore, not just an
earthquake. The most interesting thing to me as an engineer and surfer was that
during the Bayridge (?) quake the LA water resevoir got 20ft waves! I never
thought about the possibility of inland tsunamis.
Also, for science/eng geeks like me, I
reccomend picking up an issue of this month's Pop Sci. They discuss current and
future engineering projects, some of which are in the dream stage, such as:
bridge to Sicily from Italy; an elevator from land to space; a rail link from
Canada to Europe via sumberged tunnels that would contain a mag lev train that
would run in a vacuum, capable of speeds over 1000mph; the tallest building by
far in the world to be built in Dubai, UAE; and man made islands already being
built off the coast of Dubai.