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Turkey’s Adana Hospital survived February 2023 earthquakes with no damage because of its seismic isolation system. Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc.

Buildings left standing in Turkey offer design guidance for future earthquake-resilient construction

February earthquakes wreaked havoc across Turkey and Syria, killing tens of thousands of people. An engineer originally from Turkey describes what kept some buildings functional while others collapsed.
Pickup trucks creep through flood waters in Richland, Miss., following a morning of torrential rains in August 2022. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains

Flash flooding can happen in both urban and rural areas, with deadly results in either setting.
Left turns are dangerous and cause a lot of unnecessary traffic. Chris Jongkind/Moment via Getty Images

Sick of dangerous city traffic? Remove left turns

Left turns are dangerous and slow down traffic. One solution? Get rid of them. New research shows that limiting left turns at busy intersections would improve safety and reduce frustrating backups.
Could a secret ingredient make crumbling concrete a thing of the past? m_e_mccarron

Fungi can help concrete heal its own cracks

Adding a bit of fungus to the initial ingredient list might be one way to endow concrete with the ability to fill in any bits of damage that occur, without the need for human intervention.

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