Category Archives: infrastructure

The Gotthard Tunnel: also a women’s story

The world’s longest rail tunnel, 57km long, opened on 1 June 2016. This feat of Swiss engineering, which crosses the Alps and links the cantons of Uri and Ticino, was built by AlpTransit Gotthard SA, a subsidiary of the Swiss … Continue reading

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With No Entrance or Exit, a Train Station Designed Solely as a Lookout Spot

the new Seiryū-Miharashi Station, which opened on March 19, 2019 | images courtesy Nishikagawa Railway   The Nishikigawa Railway in Iwakuni (Yamaguchi Prefecture) is a local train that runs along the Nishiki River for roughly 33 km, or about 20 … Continue reading

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Forgotten

“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” – Carl … Continue reading

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Advanced Tech Reveals Shocking News About an Ancient Mayan City

In 2017, groundbreaking remote sensor technology revealed a stunning truth about the Mayan city of Tikal.

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Kim Stanley Robinson on New York 2140

In NEW YORK 2140, the global sea level has risen by 50 feet. Listen to Kim Stanley Robinson talk about what that would mean for New York City, from dirigibles to diamond sheeting.

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Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces

When Janette Sadik-Khan was hired as chief transportation official for New York City in 2007, she took a page out of Denmark’s playbook and created America’s first parking-protected bike lane, right in the middle of downtown Manhattan. A parking protected … Continue reading

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My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee

Author AJ Jacobs embarked on a quest with a deceptively simple idea at its heart: to personally thank every person who helped make his morning cup of coffee. More than one thousand “thank yous” later, Jacobs reflects on the globe-trotting … Continue reading

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Norway’s $47BN Coastal Highway | The B1M

The Norwegian government are embarking on the largest infrastructure project in the country’s history.

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Fracking at Lancashire site paused after seismic event detected- Guardian

Magnitude 0.4 tremor follows several others recorded since Cuadrilla restarted drilling Source: Fracking at Lancashire site paused after seismic event detected

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“I Was Devastated”: The Man Who Created the World Wide Web Has Some Regrets – Vanity Fair

Tim Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it. Source: “I Was Devastated”: The Man Who Created the World Wide Web Has Some Regrets

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