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World's Most Impressive Aqueduct
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World's Most Impressive Aqueduct

January 20, 2016Completed in 1916, the Catskill aqueduct is one of the most important aqueducts of all time. This tunnel system supplies over 40 percent of the water used by New York City& 39;s 8.5 Million residents. Stretching over 163 miles and reaching depths of over 1000 ft, it is a completely gravity fed system.

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Ten major geothermal power resources

Geothermal energy draws on heat from the earth, often around areas of volcanic or geological stress such as the Pacific ring of fire and in the vicinity of fault lines. Some geothermal plants have been operating for over a century. Geothermal is more reliable than solar or wind as it is available for heat and power all the time rather than relying on intermittent weather patterns.
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3rd Bosphorus Bridge: World's Widest

January 17, 2016& 34;We are building the best and widest suspension bridge in the world& 34; -Teddy Hwang (Project Engineer) Image source: ICA One of the most beautiful and impressive bridges of the world is nearing completion. The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, otherwise known as the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge, will be named the world& 39;s widest bridge, among many other titles.
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Our Friends Electric: Protecting smart grids from cyberattack

Smart grids are being increasingly promoted as a means of making electrical grids more efficient and able to support renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar, in accompaniment with demand reduction and other energy efficiency measures. However, there is widespread concern that smart technology may be vulnerable to cyberattack.
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Keeping desert solar power arrays free of dust

The NOMADD self-cleaning system Image Source: NOMADD Desert Solar Imagine an environment scorched by 50°C temperatures every day, falling to 40°C at night, with intense wind speeds and thick dust, making it difficult to breathe. Such conditions are, of course, a normal occurrence in deserts around the world.
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Denmark sets new World Record with impressive Wind Energy production

January 20, 2016Denmark has set a new World Record after it came to light that 42.1 of their overall electrical production comes from Wind Energy. These were the numbers as of 2015 and it really says a lot about the direction the country is headed in terms of sustainable energy production.Wind energy is considered green energy and rightfully so, it does not seem that winds will cease to exist any time soon.
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Are solar energy inverters a fire risk? In a word – no.

SMA Sunny Boy inverter Image Source: Peter Leth, Flickr Unfortunately, there are certain people that delight in sensationalizing any story that appears to highlight the disadvantages, some critics would even say ‘foolishness’ of installing renewable energy, particularly if it& 39;s wind or solar. A favorite topic over the years has been the idea that solar power inverters, the things that accompany solar panels on your roof and convert the Direct Current (DC) from the sun to Alternating Current (AC) for use in your home, are a fire risk.
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Top 10 Civil Engineering Wonders

Civil engineering projects continue to dominate headlines across the world. From the world& 39;s tallest building to the biggest manmade islands, people everywhere are dependent upon civil engineering innovations. All of this innovation and construction ties back to one main purpose, supporting human life.
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World's Most Impressive Aqueduct

January 20, 2016Completed in 1916, the Catskill aqueduct is one of the most important aqueducts of all time. This tunnel system supplies over 40 percent of the water used by New York City& 39;s 8.5 Million residents. Stretching over 163 miles and reaching depths of over 1000 ft, it is a completely gravity fed system.
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Scientists find a way to convert Carbon Dioxide from air into fuel

February 01, 2016Researchers have discovered a process that takes Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the air and converts it into methanol (CH3OH) with the help of a homogeneous catalyst. By the way, the idea of converting CO2 into methane is not particularly new. What these scientists did was that they found a catalyst - metal ruthenium - that makes the reaction much faster and this is something that has never been done before.
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Plastic grass could help generate wind power says Chinese research team

By Robin WhitlockJanuary 13, 2016The new wind-generating plastic grass could look something like this once it is fully developed Image Source: desalvea, Flickr China is regularly knocked for its environmental record. Wrongly, as it happens. In fact, the country is now ahead of the US in terms of its renewable energy development and deployment and Chinese innovation in clean energy is a regular source of some pretty amazing technology.
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China's Insanely High Suspension Bridge

January 26, 2016The Aizhai bridge connecting the G65 Baotou Expressway near Hunan, China is the world& 39;s longest tunnel to tunnel suspension bridge. This incredible structure opened in 2012 and spans a total length of 1146 meters. On top of its length, the Chinese-built bridge boasts its height, soaring 336 meters off the valley near the center.
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Supporting renewable energy: The future looks bright for Energy Storage

High voltage testing area and transformer testing area on the exterior of the Energy Storage Lab (ESL), Bay 3 at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Image Source: Dennis Schroeder / NREL Energy storage is increasingly becoming a vital part of the deployment of renewable energy technologies, largely because of the intermittent nature of certain renewable energy systems, particularly wind and solar, which rarely generate energy when it is most in demand.
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Japan's Giant Floating Solar Power Plant

January 27, 2016As many worry about climate change, some countries are taking action on the issue. Of the many developing technologies, solar power continues to be one of the most promising markets for energy production. The biggest issue however, is how much real estate solar panels take up, leaving many countries choosing far more space-efficient power sources.
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Supersonic Jet Could Reach Speeds up to Mach 24

January 30, 2016Taking your lunch break in another country may be soon become a reality, for a very hefty price tag. Canadian designer and engineer Charles Bombardier has proposed a new supersonic jet design. In late 2015, the same designer proposed a jet that could reach speeds upwards of mach 10 called the Skreemr.
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MIT makes significant breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

February 14, 2016After running a series of complex experiments, MIT has finally made a breakthrough in one of the most baffling problems in nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei (in this case, Hydrogen atoms) combine to form an even bigger nucleus (in this case, Helium).
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How Exactly Is Chocolate Made?

Chocolate is enjoyed by millions of people around the world. But how many stop to consider how chocolate is made?If you were ever considering of becoming a chocolate master yourself, you& 39;re going to love learning all about the cocoa bean& 39;s journey from plant to your palate.RELATED: WHAT IS RUBY CHOCOLATE?
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What You Need to Do to Become a Theme Park Engineer

Every kid dreams of designing a theme park. These places are engineering marvels and the pinnacle of experiential fun.But while enjoying the fun rides is great and all, have you ever thought about who gets to design and engineer these magical parks? Is it an engineering firm or are there theme park designers that travel the world designing different attractions?
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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

New and emerging technologies have the capacity to change our lives. If they are used correctly, they can improve the way we live, work, and do business. If misused, they can create problems ranging from a small disturbance caused by automated software to a large scale security breach.Rapid developments and adoption of these technologies in the enterprise are contributing to the digital transformation that slowly started some years ago.
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