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UK Professors Receive $2.1 Million Award to Advance Autonomous Underground Mining SystemsNov 23, 2017<p>LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2017) — Underground coal mines are tight spaces characterized by limited mobility and visibility. These are factors that cause difficulty for equipment operators and introduce serious risks for workers around haulage vehicles, ...
A win for physics and geologyNov 22, 2017<p>For the first time, scientists have measured the rate at which high-energy neutrinos are absorbed by our planet, a development that could lead to discoveries about physics and the Earth.</p>
Small tsunami waves reach Vanuatu after 7.0 magnitude earthquakeNov 20, 2017<p>Vanuatu and New Caledonia were hit by small tsunami waves after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific.</p> <p>The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major ...
Work starts on $6.5b deep underground tunnels to transport used water, freeing up land above for redevelopmentNov 20, 2017<p>The second phase of an underground "superhighway" to transport used water across the island started construction work on Monday (Nov 20).</p> <p>When completed in 2025, Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 will channel used water in the western parts ...
Greece: Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and MegaraNov 16, 2017<p>Flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 15 people and caused destruction in central Greece.<br />The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, west of the capital Athens, were the most affected.<br />Many of the dead were ...
Building of key Zhangjiakou high-speed rail tunnel beginsNov 14, 2017<p>Complex high-risk construction beneath Beijing will be 6km long and play a vital role in transport links for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games</p> <p>Building of the Qinghuayuan rail tunnel has begun in Beijing as the construction of the intercity high-speed ...
Second large diamond in a year unearthed in Sierra LeoneNov 13, 2017<p>Another huge diamond has been released from the Earth's clutches following an astounding discovery in the West African country earlier this year.</p> <p>Sierra Leone's Minerals Agency announced on Saturday that a 476-carat diamond was discovered in the ...
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Added on Dec 07, 2012 in Equipment
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CONSTRUCTION OF COFFERDAM -A CASE STUDY (2014)
<p>This paper presents an overview of the present state of construction of cofferdam techniques with special emphasis and a brief on other techniques developed world over for mitigating hydraulic forces on the temporary structures. A cofferdam is a temporary ...
Added on Apr 09, 2014 in Publications
Research Update on Geomembranes at Tailings Storage Facilities
This is a guest post by Sahar Pakzad, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. Professor Kerry Rowe and Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) alumnus Alan Chou of the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s University recently presented an update to KCB staff on the use of geomembranes at tailings storage facilities (TSFs). This update is a result … Continue reading Research Update on Geomembranes at Tailings Storage Facilities
Sep 06, 2017
New era in site investigation data access
Our industry is a bit behind when it comes to new technologies, maybe it is because the scientific progress is moving slowly or not even significantly changing with time. For instance, we’re all still using Terzaghi’s early 1940’s one dimensional consolidation theory or the SPT to conduct our soil investigation. SPT was standardized between 1920 … Continue reading New era in site investigation data access
Jun 19, 2017