|Earthquake simulation shows off potential for safer bridges
| With a series of computer-controlled earthquakes, simulating some of
the most devastating temblors in recent memory, engineers from Berkeley's
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center recently showcased new
technology, designed not just to keep bridges from collapsing in a
catastrophic quake, but open to traffic. A 30-foot scale-model bridge,
set up on a shake table at the Richmond Field
Station, was the star of the show.
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|For June 8 primary election, online tool helps voters sort through facts and fiction |
| As political ads inundate mailboxes and the airwaves, the campus's Institute of Governmental Studies is offering a new tool to help Californians vote smart this June. IGS helped to create California Choices, an online resource guide about the five propositions on the ballot. The site provides a wealth of background resources and data, and lets voters electronically share their personal positions on the issues.
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|UC Berkeley e-news takes a time-out, to return at the end of June
|As the eventful 2009-10 academic year closes, this newsletter will take a three-week publishing break, returning with a full issue of campus news on Tuesday, June 29. The UC Berkeley NewsCenter will continue to publish campus news updates throughout the summer.|