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Rendering of boats entering the lock, that is tilted up approximately 16 degrees_TN
By Kevin Wilcox
A pivoting, floating lock would add 8 m of clearance to drawbridges, greatly reducing the number of inconvenient openings required for boaters.
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Aerial view of a planned six-building, mixed-use complex and transportation hub in the Shekou district of Shenzhen, China_TN
By Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.
The fluid lines of a new, mixed-use complex in Shekou, China, will blend interior and exterior spaces to merge urban design and the natural world.
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Diagram of a antenna's rotation rate around a fixed vertical axis_TN
By Kevin Wilcox
Engineering professors at Purdue have decreased the rate at which students fail or drop introductory courses by embracing blogs, videos, and a streamlined textbook.
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Exterior rendering of the ultramodern headquarters of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé boast a curved, bulbous—and some argue armadillolike—shape_TN
By Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.
The organic shape of the headquarters building of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, which has been said to resemble a giant armadillo, combines airy floor plans with interior systems designed to protect the foundation’s archives.
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Global roadmap_TN
By Kevin Wilcox
Researchers have mapped the economic benefits—and environmental consequences—of a projected massive surge in road building in the developing parts of the world.
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Completed Conga Bridge_TN
By Robert L. Reid
Volunteers from the international engineering firm CH2M HILL helped construct a 45 m long suspension bridge that connects two rural communities in Panama and gives their inhabitants a safe way to cross a dangerous river.
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Exterior rendering of the Jakarta High-Rises at night_TN
By Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.
Two linked, mixed-use towers surrounding a central square that replicates the traditional municipal centers of Javanese towns are intended to help revitalize the city’s business district.
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Exterior rendering of the Aotea station, which is part of the City Rail Link_TN
By Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.
Preparatory work is under way in Auckland, New Zealand, on an underground line that will significantly expand the city’s rail system.
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