Engineering

Developing "superwood" for infrastructure

With the development of steel and concrete piles over the years, the use of timber piles in civil infrastructure has steadily declined. While timber piles are a renewable and a low-cost foundation system, they have low stiffness ...

Internet

Turkey begins life under strict social media rules

Turkey on Thursday entered a new era of tight social media restrictions which threaten to erase the local presence of Facebook and Twitter should they fail to take down contentious posts.

Other

In California, Wi-fi minivans help disadvantaged students

A minivan with a Wi-fi router attached to the dashboard and a satellite antenna on the roof is helping 200 disadvantaged students in Santa Ana, close to Los Angeles, cope with the rigors of distance learning during the coronavirus ...

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