This Truck Shakes the Ground So Hard It Can Simulate Earthquakes

The shaking of minor earthquakes can feel like a garbage truck driving by. T-Rex is no plain old garbage truck though. The 64,000-pound "mobile hydraulic shaker" is designed specifically to make the ground rattle and jolt—all so scientists can study how the ground reacts to earthquakes. » 8/28/14 1:42pm 8/28/14 1:42pm

New Zealand Plans to Build a Recyclable Church

The magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand in February demolished the town's cathedral, which had stood since 1864. Now, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is building them a temporary replacement—out of cardboard. » 8/30/11 12:00am 8/30/11 12:00am

Air Force Flies From Washington To Antarctica To Rescue Sick Worker

If you're wondering about the cost of this medical evacuation, think high. And then probably think a bit higher. Flying 4,600 miles from Washington State to Antarctica, the C-17 cargo plane dodged ash-clouds and strapped on night-vision goggles to pick up the poorly contractor and drop him off at a hospital in New… » 7/05/11 12:00pm 7/05/11 12:00pm

Life, One Minute after a Catastrophic Earthquake

Logan McMillian turned on his videocamera just a minute after his home in Christchurch, New Zealand was ravaged by a 6.3 earthquake. The resulting footage shows the surreal state of affairs moments after everyone's world was literally and figuratively shaken up. » 2/24/11 3:20pm 2/24/11 3:20pm