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Job Market Becoming More Competitive for Engineers in Asia Pacific Region

The region is a hotbed of recruiting for technical professionals--especially engineers.

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Earthquake Soil Effects Study Could Improve Buildings

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Japan’s March 11 Tohoku Earthquake, among the strongest ever recorded, is providing scientists with a treasure trove of data on rare magnitude 9 earthquakes -- including new information about how a shock this powerful affects the rock and soil beneath the surface.

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Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and University of Tokyo Hold Conference on Disability and Economics

Part of the conference at Syracuse University will focus on the economic and personal impact of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, including a particular emphasis on vulnerable groups such as the disabled, the elderly, and children in times of disaster.

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Scientists Find Odd Twist in Slow ‘Earthquakes’: Tremor Running Backwards

Scientists find that in an unfelt, weeks-long seismic phenomenon called episodic tremor and slip, the tremor can suddenly reverse direction and travel back through areas of the fault that it had ruptured in preceding days.

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After the Tsunami: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Post-Disaster Japan

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In the days immediately following Japan’s devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, survivors were grateful to have lived through it. But disasters that cause such wide-scale death, destruction and disruption to daily life also leave lingering invisible wounds.

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Civil Engineers to Study Impacts of Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

First of seven American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) post-disaster assessment teams deployed to Japan over the weekend to study the tsunami effect.

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Disaster Relief in Japan Highlights Importance of Family Physicians

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Providing routine care for people with a host of issues from chronic diabetes to imminent childbirth was one of the most difficult challenges for doctors following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Electric Yellowstone

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University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the plume is bigger than it appears in earlier images made with earthquake waves.

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George Washington University Experts to Speak on Topics Related to the Earthquake in Japan

George Washington University Experts to Speak on Topics Related to the Earthquake in Japan

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Shocks of Japan Earthquake Felt by Automakers

Arthur Wheaton, an automotive expert and senior extension associate at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, comments on the impact of the Japanese earthquake on Honda, Toyota and other automakers.







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