Building the World

May 3, 2024
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ENERGY: Maximizing Minerals, Part 2 – Nickel

It’s driving the electric vehicle and renewable energy revolution, but nickel has vexed miners and chemists since the earliest days. In fact, nickel got its name because of its difficult nature. Nickel – from German “Kupfernickel” or “Old Nick’s Copper.” … Continue reading

March 27, 2024
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TRANSPORT: Bridges

The tragedy of the Francis Scott Key Bridge brings deep sorrow for those lost and injured, as the search for those still missing continued after the accident. The Baltimore bridge was slammed by cargo vessel Dali after the 984 foot … Continue reading

February 16, 2023
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TRANSPORT: Building urban transit, unearthing ancient treasures

Building an urban transit system in an already dense city is a case study in retrofitting. But what happens when cities dig deep and uncover archeological treasures? During the construction of Boston Central Artery (known at the time as “The … Continue reading

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