- 19 dead after passenger train derails in China – Source: Toronto Sun
- Train derails in storm-hit east China, 10 dead – Source: Reuters
- China Train Derailment Leaves 19 Dead – Source: YouTube
- EPA’s coal-ash proposal offers further stimulus – Source: Geosynthetics Magazine
- Forestry applications of ground-penetrating radar – Source: E-prints UPC
I’m always interested in interesting applications of geophysics to solve problems. This is the first time I’ve heard of someone using it on Trees and also on the ground to characterize root systems. The research was done in Spain, but the paper is in English and free for downloading.
- Stanford scientists confirm polluted groundwater flows from septic systems to the sea – Source: Stanford.edu via CE News
- Legendary ADSC Founder Johnie Stephens Passes – Source: ADSC
- Giroud, Peggs announce partnership for geosynthetic systems consulting – Source: Geosynthetics Magazine
- Proposed geologic hazard ordinance in Iron County Utah sparks heated discussion – Source: thespectrum.com
- Experts say Minnesota’s geology perfect for nuke waste repository – Source: Finance-Commerce.com
- Egyptian officials sentenced for 2008 landslide deaths – Source: Earth Times News
- Arizona Passes ‘Prompt Pay’ Law – Source: ENR: Engineering News Record
- Tuned Liquid Damper (TLD) Controls Motion in Chicago Residential Tower – Source: Portlant Cement Association via @ConcreteThinker
- Mayan Pressurized Water Feature Found – Source: National Driller
A water feature found in the Maya city of Palenque, Mexico, is the earliest known example of engineered water pressure in the new world, according to a new study. How the Maya used the pressurized water, however, still is unknown.
- Seattle Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement deep-bore tunnel could take an extra year to build – Source: SeattlePI Blogs via ASCE SmartBrief
‘In preliminary discussions with contractors, WSDOT officials were told the state’s plan to finish the tunnel by Dec. 2015 may be too aggressive. There were concerns that would not allow sufficient time to build and acquire the massive tunnel-boring machine that will burrow beneath downtown and enough flexibility in the schedule for maintenance and unforeseen events… Bids are due in October. Construction wouldn’t begin until after the final Environmental Impact Statement is completed in July 2011.’
- Beachwood’s BASF creates new crack-resistant concrete – Source: cleveland.com via AGC SmartBrief
The target application is for mortars used for repairing historic structures.
- National highway to SW China’s 2008 quake zone blocked after landslide – Source: Xinhuanet.com