Engineering

Records: Cracks in Miami bridge grew 'daily' before collapse

May 6, 2019

Just hours before a pedestrian bridge collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university, engineers confirmed that cracks in the concrete structure "increased in length daily."

Trial to determine if government liable for Harvey flooding

May 6, 2019

A trial has begun to determine if residents will be compensated after their homes and businesses were flooded by two reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey in 2017

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

Apr 29, 2019

The governor of Illinois is authorizing initial steps toward installing technologies in a Chicago-area waterway to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan

China rejects 'unfounded hype' after GE spying accusation

Apr 24, 2019

China tells US to stop 'unfounded hype' about technology theft after engineer, Chinese business partner charged with industrial spying

Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

Apr 18, 2019

Drones, super-computers and sonar that scans deep underwater are helping to maintain flood control projects _ and predict where rivers will roar out of their banks

Nearly $1B in contracts awarded for border fence sections

Apr 10, 2019

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion for removal and replacement of vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border

Toyota robot can't slam dunk but shoots a mean 3-pointer

Apr 1, 2019

It can't dribble, let alone slam dunk, but Toyota's robot hardly ever misses a free throw or a three-pointer

Australian man loses bullying-by-breaking wind court case

Mar 29, 2019

An Australian court has dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him

Defense secretary OK's $1 billion for border fencing help

Mar 26, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Indonesia sending soldiers to build highway in tense Papua

Mar 8, 2019

Indonesia's military is deploying 600 soldiers to continue work on the trans Papua highway after civilian workers fled the project that's been attacked by Papuan independence fighters

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