The NTSB has released an extensive set of photos that graphically depict mind-boggling negligence in Boston's Big Dig. Poor engineering, incompetence and perhaps worst, an utter lack of inspection over a known problem resulted in death, injury, runaway costs and endless inconvenience for drivers. Imagine driving over a bridge with visibly dangerous cracks in the girders - and doing nothing about them. That is the story of the Big Dig ceiling.
Tell us what you think after viewing these dramatic photos. When it comes to trust in public works, they are alarming to say the least.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Some of the biggest self-assembled building blocks and structures made from engineered DNA have been developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute. The largest, a hexagonal prism, is one-tenth the size of an average bacterium.
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