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buildingCore Tubular Steel Slabs are up to 20 times lighter than reinforced concrete

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Broad Group which has built factory mass produced skyscrapers has a new construction innovation – Core Tubular Steel Slabs (CTS). * CTS are 8 to 20 times lighter than reinforced concrete * CTS are 100 times more corrosion resistant than …

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. …

citiesCan Waymo dominate self driving?

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Waymo has a massive lead in terms of self-driving cars. Waymo has been operating cars for free rides without drivers since November, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Waymo has been given legal permission for a commercial self-driving car service in Arizona. …

citiesWaymo authorized for commercial self driving service in the USA

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Waymo, the self-driving Google spinoff, has been given legal permission to operate as a Transportation Network Company in the state of Arizona. Waymo has been running a pilot program that lets people call for rides in its cars, at first …

air pollutionChina’s 30 story tall air cleaning tower is a successful test for many 150 story air cleaning towers

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China has created an experimental air purifying tower that is over 100 meters (328 feet) tall in northern China. It reduces 2.5 micron air pollution by about 15% over a 10 square kilometer area. The system works through greenhouses covering …

artificial intelligenceSingapore creates AI, robotics, data analytics and IoT lab

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Under a five-year partnership, Singtel, NTU Singapore and the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF Singapore) will establish a S$42.4 million corporate lab, to be called Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Enterprises ([email protected]), to develop applications for use in …

citiesFort Collins Colorado will try to deploy municipal gigabit internet within 5 years

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Fort Collins, Colorado, with a population of 161,000 is moving ahead with a plan for municipal gigabit internet. They aim to have it fully deployed to all households within 5 years. A $1.8 million loan from the city’s general fund …

air pollutionChina trying to quit coal for heating northern cities

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China’s government agencies, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration have announced a five year plan to convert 70% of northern cities to mostly natural gas heating instead of coal. The government has made “concrete …

citiesBoring Company releases planned tunnels in LA

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Elon Musk tunneling company has released a map of planned tunnels in Los Angeles. Red shows the proposed Phase 1 proof-of-concept tunnel for which The Boring Company has filed an excavation permit application. Phase 1 would include the construction of …