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9 Interesting Pedestrian Bridge Designs From Around The World

9 Interesting Pedestrian Bridge Designs From Around The World

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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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Galileo is the European global satellite-based navigation system

Galileo is the European global satellite-based navigation system

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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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World’s Longest Railway Tunnel now open

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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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Can we beat mother nature at materials design?

Can we beat mother nature at materials design?

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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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Nothing, and something, give concrete strength, toughness

Nothing, and something, give concrete strength, toughness

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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[…..]

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Structural, regulatory and human error were factors in Washington highway bridge collapse

Structural, regulatory and human error were factors in Washington highway bridge collapse

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When an important bridge collapsed on Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon, Washington, in 2013, questions were raised about how such a catastrophic failure could occur. A new analysis by a team of civil engineering faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign outlines the[…..]

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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[…..]

Latest Posts
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[…..]

Latest Posts
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[…..]

Latest Posts
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[…..]