Monday, September 20, 2010

The Big One is Coming... 10.13.2010

Threats from natural (earthquakes, tsunamis, large-scale flooding) and anthropogenic disasters (terrorism, structural failure resulting from improper engineering or improper maintenance) are both considered in engineering risk assessment. Add political, social, and fiscal pressures to the equation and you could have... a BIG mess.

How can you prevent potentially disastrous effects of THE BIG ONE if you don't know when, where, or how it will hit or even what IT will be? Expert scientists -- Cal Poly faculty, students, and alumnus -- lead us through what it's like to scientifically prepare for THE BIG ONE.
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