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WIRED   11 August 2017   USA  
<p>It sounds like the plot of a James Bond movie: A charismatic billionaire wants to build a network of high tech tunnels beneath America's cities and slay an enemy in the process. But this isn't a summer blockbuster. It's Elon Musk's latest Big Idea. In addition ...
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CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT   04 August 2017   USA  
<p>According to a new analysis of federal employment data, AGC reports construction employment increased in 264 out of 358 metro areas between June 2016 and June 2017, declined in 57, and stagnated in 37.<br /><br />AGC notes that even though most metro areas ...
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Cosmos Magazine   02 August 2017   USA   Washington D.C.  
<p>Mineralogy and mining are two things that often go hand-in-hand. But scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science are mining something different – big data, and it may have a significant impact on how minerals are studied and discovered.<br><br>There ...
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PHYS.ORG   31 July 2017   USA  
<p>A study by a researcher in the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences offers new clues to what may have triggered the world's most catastrophic extinction, nearly 252 million years ago.<br /><br />James Muirhead, a research associate in the Department ...
DAILY BREEZE   27 July 2017   USA   California, Hawthorne  
<p>The first electric-vehicle freeway tunnel designed and built by Elon Musk’s Boring Co. could begin construction as soon as October across from SpaceX in Hawthorne.<br><br>The City Council late Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement among The Boring Co., ...
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Water World   19 July 2017   USA   Denver  
<p>DENVER, JULY 19, 2017 -- Black &amp; Veatch, a market leader in dams, water storage and conveyance, is working to ensure sustainable water supply in Colorado by assigning two senior practice leaders to help meet client needs. Greg Zamensky and Chris Mueller ...
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RT&S   18 July 2017   USA   California  
<p>The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and its contractor Kleinfelder are currently performing geotechnical work along State Route 152 in the Pacheco Pass.</p> <p>CHSRA says getting a head start on geotechnical investigations is crucial even with ...
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AEGWEB   13 July 2017   USA   San Francisco  
<p>Mark your calendar to join us for the 61st AEG Annual Meeting/13th IAEG Congress in San Francisco, California on September 17-21, 2018!</p> <p>AEG is partnering with the International Association of Engineering Geologists and the Environment (IAEG) to host ...
FOX KTVU   11 July 2017   USA   San Francisco  
<p>The house is red-tagged. It’s teetering on top of a landslide. And, in an only-in-the-Bay-Area kind of alternative reality, this house in Lafayette is selling for $850,000 and already has multiple inquiries.</p><p>“Grand home on a quiet cul-de-sac has met ...
Boston 25 News   29 June 2017   USA   Boston, Massachusetts  
<p>This type of lightweight wood construction is being used more and more in Boston as the city tries to help meet its need for more affordable housing.<br />This particular building in the Ashmont section of Dorchester was built almost entirely out of wood. ...
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