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  • Mass Transit Invention Goes Above and Beyond Sep 27, 2016
    A concept for a lightweight form of mass transit that can be easily integrated into the existing urban fabric has won a competition by MIT's Climate CoLab.
    Research and Technology Transportation and Development
  • Using Bacteria to Build a Water Treatment System Sep 27, 2016
    Researchers are using an inexpensive biological foam by-product to remove contaminants and salt from water in a solar-powered process.
    Environmental and Water Resources Research and Technology
  • London Sculpture Spotlights Hardwood Cross-Lam Strength, Versatility Sep 19, 2016
    "The Smile," designed by Alison Brooks Architects in London, is intended to bring public attention to the unexpected versatility of cross-laminated hardwood, a building material that proponents claim can replace structural concrete and steel.
    Architectural Materials Research and Technology
  • Tool Aids in Postdisaster Recovery Sep 19, 2016
    Researchers develop an algorithm that quickly sorts through billions of repair options to find the best balance of connectivity and traffic flow.
    Critical Infrastructure Infrastructure Resilience Research and Technology
  • Dressing Up the Three Sisters Sep 13, 2016
    The first of a trio of iconic Pittsburgh bridges is undergoing a comprehensive rehabilitation.
    Critical Infrastructure Infrastructure Resilience Structural Transportation
  • PennDOT Hailed for Innovation Sep 13, 2016
    The FHWA and U.S. DOT recognize Pennsylvania's adoption of innovative safety engineering and project delivery techniques.
    Construction Critical Infrastructure Infrastructure Resilience Materials Research and Technology Transportation
  • New Technology Monitors Commuter Rail Line Aug 23, 2016
    A novel application of a system developed for shipping ports will monitor BART's new Berryessa Extension into Silicon Valley.
    Critical Infrastructure Disaster Risk Management Infrastructure Resilience Research and Technology Transportation
  • Bangkok Hotel Designed to Welcome Aug 23, 2016
    Having to forgo the use of a central core in the design, the engineers of the Rosewood Bangkok had to find innovative ways to transfer loads, withstand earthquakes, and deal with soft soils.
    Architectural Geotechnical Structural
  • Could Infrastructure Grow and Heal Itself? Aug 23, 2016
    A new program seeks to capitalize on advances in biological engineering to develop living building materials.
    Construction Infrastructure Resilience Materials Research and Technology
  • Something Old, Something New in Winona, Minnesota Aug 16, 2016
    A project by the Minnesota Department of Transportation preserves a historical through truss bridge over the Mississippi River and builds a new concrete span beside it.
    Architectural Critical Infrastructure Structural
  • Tests Reveal New Pipeline Can Withstand Strong Earthquakes Aug 16, 2016
    Using a simulated earthquake, Cornell has determined that a new type of earthquake-resilient utility pipe destined for Los Angeles is ready for the next big disaster.
    Critical Infrastructure Disaster Risk Management Environmental and Water Resources Geotechnical Infrastructure Resilience Lifeline Earthquake Pipelines Research and Technology Utilities Surveying Pipelines Geomatics
  • Portions of Beijing Are Sinking Dramatically Aug 16, 2016
    A research team has used satellite data to quantify subsidence rates and is now turning its attention to the threats that the sinking poses to critical infrastructure.
    Critical Infrastructure Geotechnical Research and Technology
  • Is the Artificial Leaf a Game Changer for Solar Energy? Aug 9, 2016
    Researchers use a novel, engineered catalyst to dramatically improve the efficiency of solar cells in converting CO 2 into syngas.
    Energy Research and Technology
  • Aging U.S. Water Infrastructure Presents Engineering, Financial Challenges Aug 9, 2016
    Resiliency and flexibility are the new watchwords of the U.S. water industry, but aging infrastructure and budget shortfalls are barriers to achieving them, according to a recent report.
    Business Environmental and Water Resources Research and Technology Utilities Surveying Pipelines Geomatics
  • Bridge Goes to Bat for Bats Aug 9, 2016
    A new span over a nature preserve in The Netherlands was designed with special features to encourage bats to roost.
    Architectural Construction Environmental and Water Resources Structural
  • Group Shows the Way Forward for Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands Aug 2, 2016
    A panel of environmental experts has offered recommendations for the efficient operations of sediment diversion projects in Louisiana.
    Coasts Oceans Ports Rivers Environmental and Water Resources
  • Chicago Builds New Type of Shared Street Aug 2, 2016
    A project in Chicago will transform a typical street into a type of elevated plaza, shared equally by motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
    Transportation and Development
  • Dramatic Station Embraces Taiwan’s Rail History Jul 26, 2016
    A new multimodal transportation center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, honors its historical predecessor while presenting residents with a forward-looking, parklike gathering space. 
    Architectural Structural Transportation and Development
  • Building Underwater Poses Unique Challenges Jul 26, 2016
    The design firm charged with lowering the end of Montreal's Alexandra Pier for riverfront access says constructing a wharf wall underwater isn't quite like building blind but it's close.
    Architectural Coasts Oceans Ports Rivers Construction Structural
  • Does Purdue Have the Cure for the Sophomore Slump? Jul 26, 2016
    Researchers at Purdue examine what role the 'freeform classroom' has played in improved student performance and test the innovative method at different universities.
    Education Research and Technology
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