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boring companyBoring Company will make tunnels for sewers and cheap bricks for housing

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Elon said the Boring Co. is also going to do tunneling for water transport, sewage, electrical. The Boring Co.’s first test project opens next month in Hawthorne, a Los Angeles suburb. In a few years, Boring Company tunnels could take …

buildingsCalifornia’s big fires and 129 million dead trees

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From January to November 9, 2018, a total of 7,579 fires had burned an area of 1,564,609 acres (6,332 square kilometers), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center. The fires caused …

buildings3D printed knitted frameworks enable breakthrough complex architecture

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3D printing of knitted textiles has been used as a structure for complex architecture. This cuts down on material, labor and waste, and simplifies the construction process for complex shapes. A double-curved concrete shelled pavilion was made with 3D-knitted formwork. …

buildingsGraphene reinforced concrete is twice as strong and four times more water resistant

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Experts from the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that uses nanoengineering technology to incorporate graphene into traditional concrete production. The new composite material, which is more than twice as strong and four times more water resistant …

buildingsSaudi Prince promoting alliance with Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain and Oman and cooperation with Israel

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The Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made many statements in a recent interview that indicate a solid alliance with Israel and Egypt versus Iran. The Saudi prince said * the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have …

buildingsFirst skyscraper over one kilometer in height on track for 2020 completion

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Jeddah Tower (previously known as Kingdom Tower, is being built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at a cost of SR4.6 billion (US$1.23 billion). It is on track for completion in 2020 as planned and will be over one kilometer in height. …

buildingsSidewalk Labs building digital city in Toronto

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Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto. It will have fast wi-fi, many sensors, sustainable energy and autonomous cars. We couldn't be more excited to undertake this partnership with Torontonians. #SidewalkTO …

3d printingMIT 3D printing for faster, cheaper, more adaptable building construction

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Large building structures built could be produced faster and less expensively than traditional construction methods allow using a new MIT 3d printing system. A building could also be completely customized to the needs of a particular site and the desires …

buildingsUS Navy Sticking With Advanced Arresting Gear in Next Carrier despite tripling cost from $476 million to $1.4 billion

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The Navy is electing to use the controversial Advanced Arresting Gear on its next Gerald R. Ford-class carrier, John F. Kennedy (CVN-79), USNI News has learned. The landing gear had been estimated in 2009 to cost $476 million in costs …

buildingsExosuits and Exoskeletons will be hitting milestones and ramping up from 2017-2026

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The DARPA Warrior Web program aims to significantly lower the “metabolic cost” — or energy expenditure — of troops operating in the field, and reduce the physiological burden of the gear that they carry, which can exceed 100 pounds. They …