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A Road Beneath the Waves

In a world first, Norway is planning to build a submerged, floating tunnel to allow road traffic to cross one of its deepest fjords, according to an article in The Telegraph.

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InSight Engineers Made a Martian Rock Garden

NASA’s InSight lander set its first science instrument on Mars but engineers here on Earth already saw it happen. Like NASA’s Curiosity rover, InSight has a full-scale working model at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. This sister lander, aptly named ForeSight, lets the team test all operations before they happen on Mars.

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The Shirt on Your Back

I Was Recently Sent a Sample of a New Kind of Flannel Shirt. It Was Magnetic.

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Bendable Concrete?

In the early 1990s, Victor Li, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, developed Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC), also known as ductile or bendable concrete. More than 20 years later, researchers at LSU are close to bringing this material to mass adoption, producing a cost-effective ECC that utilizes readily available ingredients. Furthermore, through testing to-date, it is being called far superior to traditional concrete and could greatly improve transportation infrastructure.

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