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CNN   20 February 2020   Switzerland  
<p>(CNN) — Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway is close to completion.<br>At its heart is the world's longest railway tunnel -- the 35-mile-long (or 57-kilometer) Gotthard Base Tunnel.<br>Everything about this $11.3 ...
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Particle Scitech   28 November 2019   Switzerland  
<p>They came dressed in black, giving sombre speeches as others lay wreaths and flowers.<br />But this funeral march wasn&rsquo;t for a person &ndash; it was for the Pizol glacier in eastern Switzerland.<br />Scientists say the alpine ice flow has lost over ...
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highways.today   26 October 2017   Switzerland   Zurich  
<p>Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year.</p> <p>A ...
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SWI   01 September 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Heavy overnight storms unleashed further landslides in the Val Badosca, forcing residents of a second village to evacuate in canton Graub&uuml;nden. Eight hikers are still missing, presumed dead, following a massive rockslide that fell on Bondo village, ...
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SWI   28 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Geologists say the Piz Cengalo mountain on the Swiss-Italian border, which collapsed last week causing a huge landslide in the Swiss village of Bondo, remains unstable. The dangers are preventing locals from returning and are hindering the clean-up operation. ...
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SWI   25 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Rescue services resumed their search for eight missing hikers on Friday following a massive landslide in a remote valley in canton Graub&uuml;nden.<br />Rescuers are using a helicopter, dogs, thermal imaging and mobile phone location devices to look for ...
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The Independent   24 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Eight people are missing and several villages have been evacuated after a landslide in southeast Switzerland, police said.</p> <p>One hundred people were evacuated from Bondo yesterday.</p> <p>Rolling rocks reached the entrance of the village and police ...
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ITA - AITES   07 August 2017   Switzerland  
<p>From 13th to 16th November the leading international specialists in Tunnelling industry will gather in Paris for the AFTES Congress and a special day on November 15th : a one-day event dedicated to the presentation of the finalists&rsquo; projects followed ...
The Guardian   12 December 2016   Switzerland   Europe  
<p>Regular passenger trains start using the 35-mile Gotthard Base tunnel, which took 17 years to build.</p><p>Regular rail service through the world’s longest tunnel has begun, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.</p><p>The ...
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Gizmodo   01 June 2016   Switzerland   Gotthard  
<p>After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel opens today. This feat of engineering is a 35-mile high-speed rail connection beneath the Swiss Alps and is now the longest transit tunnel in the world. You better believe that Hyperloop engineers ...
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