A National Transportation Safety Board hearing is currently underway in Washington to finally issue a report on the agency’s finding of the cause of last summer’s Big Dig tunnel collapse in Boston, which killed a 38-year-old woman. At the moment, the board is giving a general overview of the Big Dig’s Central Artery project and a construction timeline. A special grand jury convened last October to investigate both the consturction and design of Boston’s Big Dig tunnels as part of a criminal probe into the tunnel ceiling collapse.
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The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
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