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Combating the rising water
Is the epic battle to control the Mississippi's flooding each Spring inevitable? Washington University hydrogeologist Robert Criss says no. Blowing the levees is a 1920s tactic, he says, and we ought to be beyond that now.
What did a seismologist make of the 9.0 magnitude Japanese quake?
Doug Wiens, PhD, professor and chair of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, provides some perspective.
How did the Japanese quake compare to other recent quakes?
Michael Wysession, PhD, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, runs the numbers.
A living building
The International Living Building Institute recently recognized Washington University in St. Louis' Living Learning Center as a Living Building. The Washington University building, located at the Tyson Research Center in west St. Louis County, was one of only two buildings to meet the institute's Living Building Challenge in 2010. The challenge is widely recognized as the world's most rigorous green building performance standard.
When did you know?
David A. Peters, PE, PhD, McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering, talks about his choice to pursue a career in aerospace.
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