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.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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