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Here's how the Air Force's 'Dirt Boyz' keep bases working and jets soaring
Dvidshub.net

The "Dirt Boyz" of the 56th Civil Engineering Squadron keep planes flying and operations running at Luke Air Force Base and around the world. The unit constantly scours the runways at Luke for damage or debris, but it also does a wide variety of repair and up… more…

Echos of the Cold War: Nuclear-Powered Missiles Have Been Tried Before
Hackaday.com

On August 8th, an experimental nuclear device exploded at a military test facility in Nyonoksa, Russia. Thirty kilometers away, radiation levels in the city of Severodvinsk reportedly peaked at twenty times normal levels for the span of a few hours. Rumors be… more…

This beautiful but terrifying new footbridge has a gap in the middle
Fastcompany.com

The $6 million bridge is designed to expand and contract in extreme temperatures. Cornwall, a coastal county in England known for its rugged moorland and beachfront vistas, is home to several historic structures. One such building, which dominates the county’… more…

Red panda triplets, Paul Simon, miracle house: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Boston Marathon bombing memorial completed in Massachusetts, palm pests spreading their lethal damage in Florida, and more more…

Everything We Just Learned About Avengers Campus, Disney's New Marvel Land
Gizmodo.com

First, Cars got a land. Then Avatar got a planet. Pixar got a pier, Star Wars got a world and now, it’s Marvel’s turn. Read more... more…

The World's Largest Submarine: The Soviet Union's Pr. 941 Typhoon SSBN (2014)
Imgur.com

Post with 110888 views. Pr. 941 Akula (NATO Typhoon) more…

A Look at HS2's Old Oak Common Station
Ianvisits.co.uk

Just outside Paddington is a vast building site - turning a run down industrial area and old railway depot into a major HS2 railway station. more…

The Alameda Weehawken Burrito Tunnel
Idlewords.com

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Is Science Political?
Bostonreview.net

Many take the separation between science and politics for granted, but this view of science has its own political history: it was developed, in part, as an anti-communist tool of the Cold War. more…

The Gig Economy
Wordpress.com

“But it is my firm conviction that the ‘Hell of England’ will cease to be that of ‘not making money;’ that we shall get a nobler Hell and a nobler Heaven!” — Thomas Ca… more…

Tanzania says South Africa impounds Airbus plane
Yahoo.com

South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said. The plane had been scheduled to fly from the Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Da… more…

KNOB turns up the heat on Bluetooth encryption, hotels leak guest info, city hands $1m to crook, and much, much more
Theregister.co.uk

Spec design flaw stiffs security of gizmos Roundup Let's run through all the bits and bytes of security news beyond what we've already covered. Also, don't forget our articles from this year's Black Hat, DEF CON, and BSides Las Vegas conferences in the Americ… more…

Glass-Walled Labyrinth / Robert Morris
Archdaily.com

Kansas City, MO. March 11, 2014–A triangular-shaped, glass-walled labyrinth designed by acclaimed artist and Kansas City native Robert Morris is being installed in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This dynamic sculpture wi… more…

The Compound House / March Studio
Archdaily.com

Completed in 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Images by Peter Bennetts. The Compound house is an adventurous project, averting style in lieu of an exploration into light and shadow, form and texture, order and chaos, the... more…

Construction Begins on MVRDV’s Mixed-Use Development in Abu Dhabi
Archdaily.com

Pixel, the latest project from Dutch firm MVRDV, is now under construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The community based mixed-used development is the first project in Abu Dhabi’s Makers District, an innovative and cosmopolitan new a… more…

Sobreiras – Alentejo Country Hotel / FAT - Future Architecture Thinking
Archdaily.com

The Sobreiras - Alentejo Country Hotel is located on a property of about 25 ha in the Serra de Grândola, 200 m above sea level, punctuated by cork oak trees holm oaks, olive trees and varied endogenous vegetation. Gentle hills and a vibrant landscape extend … more…

Yongnian Food Market, Julu Foods Group / Roarc Renew
Archdaily.com

Why Choose a Food Market? Yongnian Road, an old road in Shanghai. Yongnian Food Market, an old food market in Shanghai. The road and the food market, which are located in multiple neighborhoods, have forty years of history. People here have become accustomed … more…

Egypt: Criticism of Baron Empain Palace restoration 'fake news'
Al Jazeera English

The Baron Empain Palace was built in 1907 by Belgian industrialist Edouard Empain and is a Cairo landmark. more…

wutopia lab designs the ‘books above clouds’ store in shanghai’s tallest building
Designboom.com

providing more than just books, the new space intends to become a cultural landmark within the city. The post wutopia lab designs the ‘books above clouds’ store in shanghai’s tallest building appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. more…

A.P. High Court suspends order cancelling Polavaram hydel plant contract
The Hindu

The govt. through APGENCO issued a pre-closure order to NECL on August 14 to initiate reverse tendering for construction more…