• Interactive Design Services
  • Terrassociates

  • RichardDawkins.Net (2-Jan-07)


  • The Home Page of CRBond (13-Dec-06) This website contains a variety of materials related to technology and engineering. Downloadable software, much of it original, is available from some of the pages. All software is offered freely and without restriction -- although in most cases the files should be considered as works in progress (alpha or beta level). Source code is also included for some applications.


  • Strut and Tie Resources (24-Feb-06) This site is devoted to providing resources that are intended to advance the use of the strut-and-tie method (STM) in education and design of structural concrete.


  • Paradoxes (14-Jan-06) Classic paradoxes


  • NEES Demonstration Project - Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (4-Dec-05) (aka NEES Mini Grand Challenge Project); A National Science Foundation Sponsered Project


  • The Center for History of Physics (12-Nov-05) The Center for History of Physics preserves and makes known the history of modern physics and allied fields.


  • NSPECTRA (31-Oct-05) Developed in the University at Buffalo, NSPECTRA is a computer program for obtaining the response spectra of nonlinear systems. The program can perform the analysis for a collection of ground motions (maximum 200 ground motions) returning the response spectra for each ground motion and the average and standard deviation response spectra of the collection. The program can also print out the time history response for a particular pendulum in the spectrum.


  • The Museum of Unworkable Devices (2-Oct-05) This museum is a celebration of fascinating devices that don't work. It houses diverse examples of the perverse genius of inventors who refused to let their thinking be intimidated by the laws of nature, remaining optimistic in the face of repeated failures. Watch and be amazed as we bring to life eccentric and even intricate perpetual motion machines that have remained steadfastly unmoving since their inception. Marvel at the ingenuity of the human mind, as it reinvents the square wheel in all of its possible variations. Exercise your mind to puzzle out exactly why they don't work as the inventors intended.


  • TRB Millenium Papers (28-Aug-05) To mark the approach of the new millennium, the committees mounted a special effort to capture the current state of the art and practice and their perspectives on future directions in their respective areas of focus. The papers contained herein represent the results of that effort. Each paper provides a thoughtful and perceptive review prepared by experts fully engaged in advancing the way the traveling public is served. Taken together, the papers provide a comprehensive view of transportation as it exists today and can be expected to evolve as the new century unfolds.


  • The Nobel Prize (18-Aug-05) Biography, lectures, videos and interviews for every Nobel Prize winner since 1901


  • Concrete Materials Lecture Series (29-May-05) "This site contains a series of my lecture notes on the properties of concrete materials. A more detailed description of the topics is provided here. Please feel free to browse the various components of this web site and use the slides for educational purposes. I appreciate your sending me any comments about the site in general or specific terms. The goal is improve this site further. This site is under a continuous construction phase and contributions and collaboations from potential authors are welcome. "


  • Richard Feynman: The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures (22-May-05) A set of four priceless archival recordings from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) of the outstanding Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman - arguably the greatest science lecturer ever. Although the recording is of modest technical quality the exceptional personal style and unique delivery shine through.


  • Bridge Views Newsletter (14-May-05) Published jointly by the FHWA and the National Concrete Bridge Council this newsletter provides relevant, reliable information on all aspects of HPC.


  • BOINC (14-Apr-05) Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. If you own a computer (Windows, Mac, Linux or Unix) you can help scientific research projects in many areas


  • Engineers Without Borders Australia (4-Apr-05) Engineers Without Borders Australia works with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through the education and implementation of sustainable engineering projects.


  • TECHNOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA 1788 - 1988 (14-Mar-05) A condensed history of Australian technological innovation and adaptation during the first two hundred years


  • The International Tunnelling Association (8-Mar-05) The aims of the ITA are: - to encourage the use of the subsurface for the benefit of public, environment and sustainable development - to promote advances in planning, design, construction, maintenance and safety of tunnels and underground space, by bringing together information thereon and by studying questions related thereto. "

  • The Official String Theory Web Site (28-Feb-05) "So what is string theory? For that matter, what the heck are elementary particles? If this all sounds totally confusing, try this section first. "


  • Aceh earthquake and tsunami (9-Feb-05) Summary and links to tsunami information


  • Heavans Above (19-Jan-05) Astronomical charts and satellite data localsised for any viewing location on Earth


  • Tsunami, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (8-Jan-05) "The tsunami that struck Malť in the Maldives on December 26, 2004.A tsunami is a natural phenomenon consisting of a series of waves generated when water in a lake or the sea is rapidy displaced on a massive scale. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and the impact of extraterrestrial bodies such as meteorites, can generate tsunamis which can rapidly and violently inundate coastlines, causing devastating property damage, injuries, and loss of life. "


  • A Briefer History of Time (13-Dec-04) "From the Big Bang to the evolution of humans to the resignation of Richard Nixon, A Briefer History of Time is a highly irreverent, historically entertaining, and scientifically accurate overview of the 53 most important cosmic milestones of the last 14 billion years. "


  • INTERNET FINITE ELEMENT RESOURCES (1-Dec-04) "We list all public domain and shareware programs which have come to our notice, and a selection of pointers to commercial packages. We also include references to useful URL's, ftp sites, newsgroups, listservers, bulletin boards etc, and to some books which contain source code."


  • Planetary Photojournal (8-Nov-04)Images of the Solar System from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  • CSI Technical Papers (31-Oct-04)Technical papers for free download from the authors of SAP2000.

  • Tomorrow's World (24-Oct-04)Welcome to the Internet edition of Tomorrow's World, The Australian Initiative, the first definitive publication about currently commercially available Australian world first and world best products and technologies.

  • Santiago Calatrava (17-Oct-04)The unofficial site. Santiago Calatrava was born in Valencia, Spain on July 28, 1951, and has been practicing on a professional level for only about 17 years. After only 10 years, he had already made a name for himself, establishing his work as the standard by which later engineering design should be measured.

  • Museum Victoria, Virtual Showcase (10-Oct-04)This portal highlights the eclectic range of Museum Victoria projects on the web.

  • ATHENS OLYMPIC STADIUM Restyling (19-Sep-04) Analysis of the new Athens Olympic Stadium using Strand7.

  • NationMaster.com (12-Sep-04) "a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."

  • The Association for Bridge Construction and Design (08-Aug-04) "Bridges have been a critical link in transportation systems all over the world since time immemorial. Unfortunately, their existance is usually taken for granted, their physical condition ignored and their maintenance requirements loosely met until - a Silver Bridge catastrophe. This calamity instigated renewed activity in the area of in-depth and cursory inspection of bridges and subsequently, their rehabilitation or replacement. However, due to many reasons, mostly financial, only an extremely small percentage of bridges throughout the nation have had the necessary attention."


  • Bishop Austrans Transport Systems (26-Jul-04) "Austrans is a mass transit system being developed by leading Australian engineering innovators, Bishop Austrans Ltd. The Austrans system will provide commuters with an attractive, economical and safe alternative to the use of private cars and existing public transportation."

  • Serendip (11-Jul-04) "Originating in interactions among neurobiologists, computer scientists, business people, and educators, Serendip is both an expanding forum and a continually developing set of resources to explore and support intellectual and social change in education, in social organization... and in how one makes sense of life."

  • AEportico (28-Jun-04) "This section of aecportico contains links to useful and interesting sites, grouped by category, and our Site of the Week and Book of the Week."

  • The Lightcone (24-May-04) "an illuminating introduction to relativity"

  • FEA Portal (24-Apr-04) "Welcome to this Finite Element Analysis information site. My aim is to attempt to weave the ideas behind the method into a cohesive picture, highlighting the points that are most important to the FE analyst. It is intended that this site will provide useful information to students of the technology, wether they are new to it or have worked with it for years."

  • Hypertextbook (4-Apr-04) Linked texts on physics, maths, and the world in general.

  • Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (28-Mar-04) The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges is available here on a series of Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To view the contents of a particular volume, select that volume from the drop-down menu on the left and click "View".

  • All about Geology (14-Mar-04) By Andrew Alden, an Earth science writer with a lifelong passion for fossils, rocks, and the planet they come from.

  • NAFEMS (7-MAr-04) Welcome to the NAFEMS website, the international resource for engineering analysis and simulation.

  • The Rocky Mountain Institute (29-Feb-04) Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of natural, human and other capital to make the world more secure, just, prosperous, and life sustaining. We do this by inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth.

  • AusInvent (15-Feb-04) With the support of the NSW Department of State and Regional Development, along with a growing number of businesses and interest groups, ausinvent.com is providing an Internet service to promote innovation and stimulate the development of new products and business expansion.

  • The Galileo Project (30-Jan-04) The Galileo Project is a hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time. The project is supported by the Office of the Vice President of Computing of Rice University.

  • eFunda (12-Jan-04) eFunda stands for engineering fundamentals. Its mission is to create an online destination for the engineering community, where working professionals can quickly find a variety of information to aid in the solution of complex design problems.

  • The World Heritage List (28-Dec-03) The 754 properties which the World Heritage Committee has inscribed on the World Heritage List.

  • Abacus Construction Index (30-Nov-03) Abacus Construction Index is a directory of recommended online resources for UK architects, engineers and other construction professionals.

  • Feynman Online (9-Nov-03) This web site is dedicated to Richard P. Feynman, scientist, teacher, raconteur, and musician. He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb, expanded the understanding of quantumelectrodynamics, translated Mayan hieroglyphics, and cut to the heart of the Challenger disaster. But beyond all of that, Richard Feynman was a unique and multi-faceted individual. Feel free to explore this site to find out about Feynman, what he was and why he remains one of the most celebrated and revered scientists of modern times.

  • Centuries of Civil Engineering (21-Oct-03) This exhibition of rare books is presented in honor of the American Society of Civil Engineersí 150th Anniversary, 1852 - 2002. It celebrates the rich heritage and accomplishments of civil engineers, and the association of the ASCE with the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.

  • Winners of the 1993 Ignobel Prizes (4-Oct-03) Congratulations to the Australian winners of the Physics prize for ground-breaking research on "An Analysis of the Forces Required to Drag Sheep over Various Surfaces."

  • Echo Virtual Centre (22-Sep-03) Cataloguing, Annotating, and Reviewing Sites on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

  • Anticipating Earthquakes (14-Sep-03) High above Earth where seismic waves never reach, satellites may be able to detect earthquakes--before they strike.

  • The Dino Directory (30-Aug-03) A guide to dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum of London

  • The Corus Piling Handbook (16-Aug-03) The Internet version of the Corus Piling Handbook

  • The Twin Paradox (28-Jul-03) "This hardy perennial seems to generate endless running threads on the sci.physics.* hierarchy. This contrasts sharply with the situation among mainstream physicists/hidebound reactionaries (take your choice), where the "paradox" has been no more than an entertaining (and educational) exercise since it first saw the light of day."

  • Zona Land (21-Jul-03) In Zona Land you will find educational and entertaining items pertaining to physics, to the mathematical sciences, and to mathematics in general.

  • Longest steel-arched bridge opened (05-Jul-03) China has opened what it says is the world's longest steel-arched bridge during a ceremony in the commercial capital Shanghai.
  • Some other Shanghai bridges.

  • The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (22-Jun-03) The Academy (ATSE) is an independent, non-government organisation dedicated to the promotion in Australia of scientific and engineering knowledge to practical purposes.


  • ieSpell - A Spell Checker for Internet Explorer (15-Jun-03) A useful free tool for the lexicographicly challenged.


  • The Dark Sucker Theory Page (1-Jun-03) Just a bit of fun


  • Mark Ketchum's Online Scrapbook (19-May-03) Bridges, shell structures and motorcycles


  • Stephen Jay Gould Archive (10-May-03) Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was among the best known and widely read scientists of the late 20th century. A paleontologist and educator at Harvard University, Gould made his largest contributions to science as the leading spokes-person for evolutionary theory. His monthly columns in Natural History magazine and his popular works on evolution have earned him numerous awards and one of the largest readerships in the popular-science genre ó penning altogether over twenty successful books throughout his career.


  • Australian Geodynamics Cooperative Research Centre (27-Apr-03) A key objective of the Commonwealth Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program is to ensure that greater research results are produced through effective cooperation between research institutions than would have occurred through the joint venture participants acting independently. The AGCRC proposes to build, over its projected 7 year life, a unique integration and synthesis of geological and geophysical data, linked with tools for geological interpretation and geodynamic prediction.


  • John Gribben - Quantum Mysteries (13-Apr-03) Deepening the quantum mysteries The "central mystery" of quantum physics just got more mysterious. Experimenters from the United States and Austria have got together to provide a new demonstration of how light going through a "double slit" experiment seems to know before it sets out in its journey exactly what kind of traps have been set for it along the way.


  • Caltrans - OFFICE OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING (23-Mar-03) The Office of Earthquake Engineering: Provides earthquake engineering and seismic hazard services to Caltrans' engineers, Develops new and improved structural earthquake engineering analysis tools and analysis methods, Evaluates and recommends new materials and devices for use in seismic design, Develops and prepares structural earthquake engineering and seismic hazard related standards, guidelines, details and manuals.


  • Gliders in Life (9-Mar-03) John Conway's "Game of Life" has fascinated and inspired many enthusiasts, due to the emergence of complex behavior from a very simple system. One of the many interesting phenomena in life is the existence of "gliders": small patterns that move across the grid. Some authors have asserted that the gliders and other complex behaviors occurring in Life are unusual, for instance Wolfram: "Except for a few simple variants on the Game of Life, no other definite class-4 two-dimensional cellular automata were found in a random sample of several thousand outer totalistic rules." Are gliders really so rare?

  • NEES Consortium (16-Feb-03) NEES is a national, networked, simulation resource that includes geographically-distributed, shared-use, next-generation experimental research Equipment Sites built and operated to advance earthquake engineering research and education through collaborative and integrated experimentation, theory, data archiving, and model-based simulation. The goal of NEES is to accelerate progress in earthquake engineering research and to improve the seismic design and performance of civil and mechanical infrastructure systems through the integration of people, ideas, and tools in a collaboratory environment.

  • Leonardo (2-Feb-03) Leonardo da Vinci was much more than an artist. He was an astronomer, sculptor, geologist, mathematician, botanist, animal behaviourist, inventor, engineer, architect and even a musician. This Web site endeavours to introduce you to the artist, the scientific visionary, the amazing inventor and Leonardo, the man. One can never explain the existence of genius, one can but enjoy.


  • US Army Engineering Manuals (6-Jan-03) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manuals in full text, including Shore Protection Manual.


  • Forum for the Future (28-Dec-02) "At Forum for the Future, sustainable development is what we do. In fact, everything we do is done to accelerate the building of a more sustainable way of life."


  • Eclipses During 2002/3 (1-Dec-02) Details of all total solar eclipses in 2002 and 2003, including this week's eclipse passing over South Australia


  • A.L.I.C.E. (26-Nov-02) The A.L.I.C.E Bot is a conversation emulating bot developed by Richard Wallace. The bot has won the Loebner Prize in both 2000 and 2001. You can talk to A.L.I.C.E yourself to see its chat capabilities, quiet remarkable.


  • Ohio DoT On-line Bridge Maintenance Manual (17-Nov-02) Preventive repair/maintenance procedures for bridges and culverts of all types


  • The legacy of the horse (10-Nov-02) A Chronological History of Humans and Their Relationship With the Horse


  • Famous Engineers (3-Nov-02) Biographies and links to famous civil engineers


  • The Reasoning Page (28-Oct-02) This course does not solely focus on argumentation in natural language, but broadens the arena to address the issue of the nature and contexts of good reasoning. Thus, the page includes everything from formal logic resources (because in many contexts formal reasoning is good and appropriate reasoning) to resources in rhetoric (despite what Plato thought, persuasion is not inimical to reasoning). I have also included links to reasoning in specific contexts.


  • Emergency Management Australia (20-Oct-02) EMA provides national leadership in the development of measures to reduce risk to communities and manage the consequences of disasters.


  • Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia (13-Oct-02) "Wikipedia [is] a collaborative project to produce a complete encyclopedia in every language. Started in January 2001 and are already working on 53209 articles (in the English version), with more being added and improved all the time. Anyone, including you, can edit any article right now, without even having to log in." A silly idea? See Replies to Our Critics


  • COMPACT Online (6-Oct-02) COMPACT is a suite of computer-aided learning programs covering 11 topics on concrete technology and the design of concrete structures to EC2, where appropriate. Produced primarily for undergraduate use, ... several of the modules, particularly on reinforced concrete design, will also appeal to graduate engineers wishing to familiarise themselves with EC2.


  • NASA's Observatorium (30-Sep-02) NASA's Observatorium is a public access site for Earth and space data. We have pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff, as well as the stories behind those images.


  • COST C7 Soil-Structure Interaction in Urban Civil Engineering (22-Sep-02) Conference proceedings from COST C7, one of about 200 different network groups of technical experts and scientist, formed, initiated and financially supported by the European Commission.


  • Mathworld (15-Sep-02) "Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics (MathWorldTM) is the web's most complete mathematical resource, assembled over more than a decade by internet encyclopedist Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the mathematics and internet communities. "


  • Manhattan College - School of Engineering; Center for Geotechnology (8-Sep-02) "One of the most enduring concepts in foundation engineering that predates the evolution of modern geotechnical engineering in the 1920s and 1930s is Winkler's Hypothesis. Generations of geotechnical and structural engineers have agonized over how to correctly evaluate the "soil spring constant", k, that is the most common way to visualize this abstract mathematical statement that dates from the 19th Century. Curiously, this quixotic odyssey continues to this day even though it has been known for decades that there is simply never a "right" answer to this question."


  • Bartleby.com (1-Sep-02) Bartleby.com publishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference, free of charge for the home, classroom, and desktop of each and every Internet participant. Since its incorporation in 1999 and the release of preeminent contemporary reference works, Bartleby.com becomes the most comprehensive reference publisher on the web, meeting the needs of students, educators, and the intellectually curious.


  • NAFVFAC Design Guides (25-Aug-02) US Navy Facilities Design Guides available for free download


  • Fourmilab (18-Aug-02) This site is developed and maintained by John Walker, founder of Autodesk, Inc. and co-author of AutoCAD. A variety of documents, images, software for various machines, and interactive Web resources are available here


  • Introduction to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (11-Aug-02) English-language version of the official site of the longest suspension bridges in the world, with a lot of technical information and a video, and links to information on the other bridges operated by the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority


  • Cambridge Cosmology (4-Aug-02) The Universe according to the University of Cambridge


  • Geotechnical Software (28-Jul-02) "Several geotechnical computer programs that have been developed at the Geotechnical Laboratory can be downloaded directly from this site. These programs may be used, copied and distributed without restriction"


  • Gonzo Science (21-Jul-02) We use the term "gonzo" in the sense that outlaw journalist Hunter S. Thompson used it. It connotes weirdness, excitement, and danger. Gonzo also refers to Thompson's guerilla style as he conducted raids on objectivity. Thompson was trying to say, "Enough of this B.S., I'm tired of journalism pretending to be objective; the story is actually about the reporter."


  • The WWW Virtual Library of Structural Engineering (14-Jul-02) The intent of this site is to provide an information resource for Structural Engineering related topics.


  • Astronomy Picture of the Day Calendar (7-Jul-02) A different space photaograph for every day of the year from NASA, together with brief explanations.


  • The Museum of Ancient Inventions (30-Jun-02) The dramatic pace of technological change in the twentieth century obscures the surprising fact that most of the discoveries and inventions on which modern societies have been constructed were made in prehistoric times. Ancient inventions tell detailed stories of complex knowledge for which no written records exist.


  • US Geological Survey (16-Jun-02) A wealth of information on the geology of the United States and the World


  • The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report (1997). (19-May-02) About the most accessible account of quantum mechanics that I have seen anywhere.


  • The Bridges Project (12-May-02) We are creating a WWW database which includes data, text, photos, and elevations of a wide variety of bridges. Among our goals is to include all 1,000 foot spans in the United States and Canada.


  • Bending Spacetime in the Basement (4-May-02) We live our entire lives within the Earth's gravitational field, yet rarely if ever do we experience the universality of gravitation: that every object in the universe attracts and is attracted by every other. This page presents a "basement science" experiment which reveals the gravitational attraction between objects less than a kilogram in mass. Knowledge in antiquity suggesting gravitation was universal is discussed, and the feasibility of an experimental test using only materials and techniques of the era is explored.


  • Zen and Photography (15-Apr-02) Zen is a multifaceted spiritual tradition that offers a simpler yet more profound way of life and a unique way of seeing. While the way of life can involve a very deep and lengthy exploration, we believe that the vision pointed to has great relevance to the discipline of photography.


  • Foundation Engineering (9-Apr-02) Foundation Engineering by Prof. Bengt B. Broms. An electronic textbook on the basics of Foundation Engineering


  • The Jane Goodall Institute; (2-Apr-02) The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things. With Dr. Jane Goodall's words and example as guiding principles, the Institute inspires hope for a brighter future.


  • Wind Power; (26-Mar-02) The Danish Wind Energy Association guide to wind power


  • Quantum Teleportation; (18-Mar-02) The science of teleportation from IBM


  • The Concrete Council; (11-Mar-02) Unlock the value of concrete framed buildings - with design tools, case studies, technical publications, costings, software, innovation, education & CPD, contacts, news, tips, and links to other organisations


  • Evolutionary Computation; (3-Mar-02) Over the past two decades, computational algorithms based on Charles Darwinís principles of evolution have developed from academic curiosities into practical and effective tools for scientists and engineers.


  • World Earthquake News; (24-Feb-02) This page lists selected large or damaging earthquakes from throughout the world, with emphasis on the Asia-West Pacific area. Most have been selected from data provided by the World Data Center A for Seismology at the National Earthquake Information Center of the United States Geological Survey


  • Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Quotes ; (10-Feb-02) "When you press the button below (The best button to press), Sirius Cybernetics Coorporation Random Quote Generator will provide you with a random quote from that wholy remarkable book of Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy. The way it works is very complicated (it sends test inputs trough your nerve system thus checking which quote is most likely to have best effect, but, noone knows why it does that, since, having to meet the deadline (not the meat), Sirius Cybernetics Coorp. engineers replaced the faulty quote selector with simple random number generator)."


  • RTA Specifications ; (30-Jan-02) All RTA specifications are available for free download in "pdf" format.


  • The Funneled Web ; (6-Jan-02) "The next ten years will witness either Australia's decline and fall to the status of a second world country [into The Funneled Web] or its progress toward a prosperity benefiting us all. What we don't know and can't do because we don't know is hurting us. It will continue to do so if we don't do something about it. "


  • Bridgeweb ; (23-Dec-01) "Bridgeweb.com is the website of Bridge design & engineering magazine, the leading publication about all aspects of bridge construction and management worldwide. The quarterly magazine is supported by the 8-times-a-year newsletter "


  • Fusion Anomaly ; (10-Dec-01) What is Fusion Anomoly? It's hard to describe really. Best take a look.


  • Bridge Design to BS5400 ; (2-Dec-01) Bridge design tutorials, spreadsheets and discussions.


  • Quantum & Metaphysics & Mathematics & Music ; (25-Nov-01) Just someone's hobby page, but be careful, you might get lost here.


  • Integral Bridges; (18-Nov-01) Research results on the long term behaviour of integral bridges from Imperial College London


  • David Deutsch; (11-Nov-01) If quantum theory weren't valid, no one would be walking around with cell phones or Palm Pilots. So physicist David Deutsch wonders this: Why do many smart scientists ignore the larger implications of quantum mechanics?


  • Ethical Issues in Earthquake Engineering; (04-Nov-01) Discussion and case studies on ethical issues in earthquake engineering by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute"


  • Gaps in the mind; (28-Oct-01) Richard Dawkins on the "discontinuous mind"


  • Earthshaper; (21-Oct-01) Earthshaper is a collaboration of ASCE and ICE. It is a gateway into the Internet for civil engineers worldwide


  • Nobel Prizes;
  • Ignobel Prizes (14-Oct-01) A twin link this week. The winners of this year's Nobel prizes and the Ignobel prize winners; including the Australian inventor of a "circular transportation facilitation device" for patenting the wheel, and The Australian Patent Office for granting it.

  • Bridges in China (6-Oct-01) Photographs and descriptions of many ancient and modern chinese bridges


  • Famous Curves Index (30-Sep-01) More than you ever wanted to know about more than 60 mathematical curves


  • Weathering, slope failure and soils (23-Sep-01) An excellent introduction to the stability of soil slopes and weathering.


  • The Earth and Moon Viewer (16-Sep-01) View real time sattelite images of the Earth and the Moon from any location of your choice.


  • The Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering (9-Sep-01) The Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering (EJSE) is an international forum for the dissemination and discussion of leading edge research and practical applications in Structural Engineering. It comprises peer-reviewed technical papers, discussions and comments, and also news about conferences, workshops etc. in Structural Engineering.


  • The Cosmic Journey (2-Sep-01) A complete guide to astronomy and the science of the Universe.


  • Concrete 2001 Schedule of presentations (26-Aug-01) The theme for Concrete 2001 is "Adding Value Through Innovation". As the first Conference for the third millennium Concrete 2001 presents an ideal time to review the past, access the present and prepare for the challenges of the future. There has never been a better time or place for "Adding value Through Innovation."


  • The Gallery of Obscure Patents (19-Aug-01) From the unusual to the bizarre The Gallery is a result of your research into the deepest recesses of the Intellectual Property Network archives. When you come across a strange or intriguing patent, share it with other visitors to Delphion


  • TheoryResource (12-Aug-01) TheoryResource.com aims to be your online resource to every theory on every topic. If you know of a theory thatís not here or maybe you have your own theory about something, share it with the world by submitting it with TheoryReource.com!


  • COMPACTweb (5-Aug-01) COMPACT is a suite of computer-aided learning programs covering 11 topics on concrete technology and the design of concrete structures to EC2, where appropriate. Produced primarily for undergraduate use, the interactive programs use high quality photographs and graphics to present teaching material in an easily absorbed and interesting manner. Several of the modules, particularly on reinforced concrete design, will also appeal to graduate engineers wishing to familiarise themselves with EC2.

  • Solar News (22-Jul-01) News on international solar power and sustainable energy developments.

  • Geotechnical Software Resources on the Net (15-Jul-01) A comprehensive directory of geotechnical software. Part of the Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering

  • And Now for Something Completely Different (8-Jul-01) With over 1050 sounds and 520 scripts available, I think this is the LARGEST Monty Python and Fawlty Towers site anywhere on the net.

  • Brantacan Bridge Site (1-Jul-01) Bridges are everywhere, inviting the question "How did they do that?" These pages provide diagrammatic explanations of the basic types of bridges, with numerous photographs. The section also includes pages about building using arches and beams.


  • Powers of Ten (24-Jun-01) Want to feel small and insignificant? Zoom in from the far reaches of the Milky Way onto an individual proton in leaf somewhere in the USA


  • FHWA Geotechnical Engineering Software (17-Jun-01) Spile, Program for Determining Ultimate Vertical Static Pile Capacity; Driven, Windows version of Spile; Embank, settlement under embankment loads; CBear, bearing capacity analysis; MSEW and RSS, reinforced soil analysis; and COM624P, laterally loaded pile analysis. All programs other than MSEW are free.


  • Project Gutenberg (10-Jun-01) The first electronic library. Now up to 3600 texts (all public domain, so pre 1930's). Starting in 1971, in the early days disk space was at a premium, so only one or two short texts were published each year. The choice of the first ten years texts makes interesting reading.


  • The Bridge Site (3-Jun-01) Not flashy, but well worth exploring. Have a look at the links under "Bridge Design Software" and "Other Bridge Related Sites"


  • A lament for Douglas Adams (27-May-01)

  • Lessons in Earthquake Engineering. (29-Apr-01) Just one page from the University of California, Berkely Earthquake Engineering site. From general introductory material to technical papers on the latest research; if you are looking for information about earthquakes and earthquake engineering, this is the place to start.


  • Self Service Science. (22-Apr-01) The science discussion forum at the ABC Science Unit site. To get a feel for what this site has to offer, click on the FAQ button in the top bar, then scroll down to the "Top Ten" list and have a look at number 10, "What colour is an orange in the dark?" Make sure you have a couple of spare days if you want to read everything.


  • The Masonry Research Group. (15-Apr-01) I have visited this site several times in the past, and found it mildly interesting, but recently I had a closer look and found a mine of information. The Masonry Research Group has a continuing programme of research into the strength of masonry arch bridges. Detailed descriptions, results and photagraphs of centrifuge modelling and finite element analysis are available for free download together with resarch reports. Click on the "Information Database" link for the detailed information. A model for publicly funded research institutions everywhere.

  • Edge. (8-Apr-01) From time loops to politics to Einstein's sex life, some of the World's most influential thinkers discuss the big questions

  • The Internet Geotechnical Engineering Magazine. (1-Apr-01) Articles, links and resources related to geotechmical engineering. Well worth a visit


  • The ABC Science Unit, Amory Lovins on Natural Capitalism. (25-Mar-01) "So worldwide this resource flow is in the order of a half-trillion tons per year. And what happens to it? Well, only about 1% of it ends up in durable goods; the system is about 99% waste. Thatís a business opportunity."

    Amory Lovins has been preaching his brand of environmental rationalism for over 25 years, maybe someone should tell John Howard.

  • Washington State DOT Bridge Site (11-Mar-01) This site contains downloadable copies of the Washington State Bridge Manual, bridge analysis and design software, And "The Alternate Route Project" libraries of reusable software components that can be called from spreadsheets, MathCAD documents, web pages, and more. These libraries are also the "foundation" of WSDOT's bridge engineering software.


  • Nature Genome Site (4-Mar-01) I don't remember much high school biology, but one thing I do remember was being told in our first class of the exciting state of developments in DNA research. Thirty five years later this area is still at the forefront of scientific research. This link is to the Nature magazine genome site, covering the recent publishing of the Human genome.


  • Standards Australia search page (25-Feb-01) Sections 1-4 of the new draft Australian Standard Bridge Design Code are available for free download from the Standards Australia Web site. Select "Drafts" and search for DR 00374 to DR 00377. Sections 5 and 6 are available as hard copy only at $25.30 and $33.00 respectively. Significant changes include increased live loads, greatly increased barrier loads, new stress limits for reinforced concrete and new crack control requirements, and perhaps most significantly a complete re-write of the Geotechnical design section.

    Closing dates for comments is 31st March 2001.


  • Cadopia. (18-Feb-01) The IntelliCAD open source CAD package is available free at this site It is Autocad compatible (including 2000), works well and is well documented. Also visit The Intellicad Consortium. to find out why this software is available at no cost.


  • New Scientist, Last Word. 11 Feb 01: Maybe the best thing about New Scientist magazine is the back page expert explanations to readers' questions. Usually two authoritative answers are contradictory, and often they are both wrong. This is a good example with a soil-structure interaction connection.