Sunday, May 13, 2007

Engineering lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina

Scientists, sociologists and even politicians have done exhaustive studies of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, all looking for ways to mitigate the potential damage of natural disasters in the future.

But a group of researchers at Princeton University is taking yet another look at the damage done by Katrina--this time with an engineer's eye--and their findings could change the way some cities construct buildings, bridges and docks.

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