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Cleaning concrete contaminated with chemicals

Cleaning concrete contaminated with chemicals

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In March 1995, members of a Japanese cult released the deadly nerve agent sarin into the Tokyo subway system, killing a dozen people and injuring a thousand more. This leads to the question: What if a U.S. transportation hub was contaminated with a chemical[…..]

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World Architecture Festival: View the World Architecture Festival overall winners for 2015

World Architecture Festival: View the World Architecture Festival overall winners for 2015

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The overall winners and the world building of the year winner now announced, click here to view the World Architecture Festival overall winners for 2015 The World Architecture Festival 2015 brought together over 2,000 architects and designers to the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore for 3 days of presentations, debates and[…..]

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This Week in Tech: MIT Researchers Use Legos to Teach People About Cities

This Week in Tech: MIT Researchers Use Legos to Teach People About Cities

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Plus, Stormtroopers gather on the Great Wall, LED streetlights are too bright for Brooklyn, your McMaster-Carr catalogue as object fetish, and more tech news from around the Internet. By ARCHITECT staff Ariel Noyman/MIT Media LabA neighborhood-scale Lego model of new bus transit modules from[…..]

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Applications for Builders from the 2015 Solar Decathlon

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon showcased innovations in engineering, architecture, and energy-efficient systems from 14 teams of students. Although many of the systems were custom-built for the projects, several teams incorporated materials and techniques that any builder can implement now. Teams[…..]

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The World Monuments Fund Announces Its 2016 Endangered Sites

The World Monuments Fund Announces Its 2016 Endangered Sites

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The New York–based organization released its biennial list of 50 places that are at risk due to war, inadequate funding, natural disasters, tourism, or intentional destruction. By Chelsea Blahut On October 15, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced a new watch list, which includes 50[…..]

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How bridges are built in China

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This colossal machine is called the SLJ900/32, or the Segmental Bridge Launching Machine. Created by Beijing Wowjoint Machinery Co, it can build this viaduct by extending beyond the installed segments to span to the next support, and roll the next pre-made bridge segment into[…..]

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15 Dec 2016

9 Interesting Pedestrian Bridge Designs From Around The World

Pedestrian bridges or more commonly known as footbridges offer great access for pedestrians and cyclists by linking two distinct areas such as roads, mountainous terrain, rivers etc. Since time immemorial, these bridges have facilitated safe movement and with changing technology, these bridges have witnessed[…..]

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15 Dec 2016
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Galileo is the European global satellite-based navigation system

Galileo is Europe’s Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSSGNSSGlobal Navigation Satellite System), providing improved positioning and timing information with significant positive implications for many European services and users. For example: Galileo allows users to know their exact position with greater precision than what is offered[…..]

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26 Sep 2016

World’s Longest Railway Tunnel now open

The world’s largest railway tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, was blessed on June in a ceremony attended by an inter-faith group of religious leaders. A Catholic priest, a pastor, a rabbi and an imam were present at the ceremony. The completion of[…..]

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25 Sep 2016

Can we beat mother nature at materials design?

In nature, wood, shells, and other structural materials are lightweight, strong, and tough. Significantly, these materials are made at the ambient temperature in the local environment — not at the high temperatures at which human-made structural materials are generally processed. Similar materials are difficult[…..]

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24 Sep 2016

Nothing, and something, give concrete strength, toughness

What does one need to strengthen or toughen concrete? A lot of nothing. Or something.  The “nothing” is in the form of microscopic voids and the “something” consists of particular particles embedded in the most common construction material on Earth. Rice University materials scientist[…..]