Rolling Across the Roof of the World
In July 2006, the railroad linking China and Tibet opened for business, in what is likely to be one of the greatest geotechnical engineering achievements of the 21st century.
James C. Cobb, Lanmin Wang, Edward W. Woolery, Zhenming Wang, Zhijian Wu
Prevention Is the Best Medicine: Doing Site Evaluations to Prevent Geological Hazard Catastrophes Print
Preventing loss from the failure of structures and resisting the impact of geological processes is of paramount importance to public safety. To help prevent such losses, engineering geologists and geological engineers investigate sites for geological hazards prior to development.
Building Bridges With Icy Challenges
Building a bridge across the Bering Strait might seem fanciful, but the technology to create it is sound — and the bridge has some practical applications, such as transporting natural resources from Russia to North America.
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Google Planet: With Virtual Globes, Earth Scientists See a New World
Scientists and nonscientists alike are increasingly utilizing the user-friendly Google Earth to connect and share data with each other and to watch the planet in motion.
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Science, Catastrophe Risk Models and Insurance
Geoscientific research is quite important in the insurance industry’s catastrophe risk models, and is growing ever more important as the climate changes.
Richard J. Murnane
Does Geology Kill You?
What you don’t know about geology could kill you — spread the word before the diseases spread.
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