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Science Alert   28 February 2017   Siberia   Asia  
<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost has been on thin ice lately. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing out of nowhere, and, in some places, tundra is quite literally bubbling underneath people's feet.</p> <p>But new research ...
The Gazette   15 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>Colorado Springs residents might be able to make the 70-mile trip to Denver in less than 10 minutes in the next decade if a Los Angeles-based company selects a Colorado proposal later this year as one of three locations where it will build a supersonic-speed ...
avweb.com   14 February 2017   United Arab Emirates   Middle East  
<p>Just over a year after EHang&rsquo;s passenger-carrying autonomous drone was unveiled in Las Vegas, officials in Dubai said this week they plan to provide flights to the public in the aircraft by this summer. &ldquo;The AAV [autonomous aerial vehicle] on ...
Los Angeles Times   14 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>Santa Monica is poised to require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings in what would be the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort.</p><p>Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles has done ...
VolkerWessels & GIGadgets   08 February 2017   Netherlands   Europe  
<p>A really intersting idea brought to us by VolkerWessels and a great animation by GIGadgets.</p> <p>Dutch construction firm VolkerWessels has unveiled a new concept named PlasticRoad, and is looking for partners to further progress the idea.</p> <p>The company ...
ME Construction News   07 February 2017   GCC   Middle East  
<p>One of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC, is to develop smart grid and smart metering roll-out under the overall umbrella of demand side management, according to a recent Ventures Report commissioned ...
Saudi Gazette   03 February 2017   United Arab Emirates   Middle East  
<p>Remarkable discoveries by archeologists from Abu Dhabi Tourism &amp; Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) at ancient sites on the island of Marawah and in Baynunah have shed new light on Abu Dhabi&rsquo;s earliest inhabitants, showing a rich history stretching ...
The Telegraph   28 January 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>US scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures.</p><p>The discovery, published in the ...
<p>An open call to find the best potential routes for futuristic Hyperloop transport corridors has been narrowed down to 35 semi-finalists, including proposals from the UK, USA and India.</p> <p>Developer Hyperloop One fielded 2,600 registrants in five months ...
<p>From officially discovering gravitational waves to capturing images of the brain on LSD for the first time, we’ve learned a lot this year.</p><p>2016 was a pretty crazy year, full of unexpected twists and turns of events around the globe. The world of science ...