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Collapsed Florida walkway was built using new ‘accelerated’ bridge technology

The pedestrian walkway that collapsed Thursday in Miami, killing at least six people, was being built using a popular but relatively new bridge technology specifically designed to speed construction while maintaining safety.<p>It took only six hours on Saturday to install the 174-foot pedestrian …

Florida International University

Survivor of Florida bridge collapse recounts the horrifying moment his friend disappeared into the rubble

On Thursday, a pedestrian bridge in Miami collapsed, killing six people and trapping eight cars beneath it.<p>One survivor of the collapse, Florida International University sophomore Richard Humble, described the collapse and its aftermath in an interview with Today. He was being driven back from a …

Dramatic Whale Hunts Depicted in Ancient Rock Art

The paintings match historical artifacts that suggest hunters set out on small boats with makeshift harpoons.<p>Using makeshift harpoons and rafts, a hunter spears a large whale.<p>It would have been a welcome kill for hunter-gatherers living in one of the world's driest regions, Chile's Atacama Desert, …

Archaeology

Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

These are the 20 aircraft carriers in service today

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen was fond of saying that without "flattops" the US has "less of a voice, less of an influence." Evidently, many of the worlds nations also believe this is true.<p>The last few years have seen a number of interesting developments for aircraft carriers. Some …

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

<b>Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies.</b><p>The suspects had tried to use one of Russia's most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, media reports say.<p>The Federal Nuclear Centre in …

Divers discovered a 3,000-year-old castle underwater in a Turkish lake

You never know what's lurking under the water until you look.<p>In the depths of Lake Van, the largest lake in Turkey, a group of divers just discovered a lost castle.<p>The underwater fortress is approximately 3,000 years old, according to Turkish publications.<p>Photographer Tahsin Ceylan, who headed up …

Mercedes built an electric truck that could rival Tesla — here's everything you need to know

Tesla plans to unveil its electric semi in September — but the electric car maker will have to prepare for competition posed by Mercedes-Benz.<p>Mercedes showed off a battery-powered truck during a September trade show for commercial vehicles in Hannover, Germany. The unveiling is part of a larger …

Automotive Industry

5 maps that explain the new Middle East

Nation-states are the defining feature of the modern political era. They give people a collective identity and a pride of place… even when their borders are artificially drawn, as they were in the Middle East.<p>However, transnational issues like religion and ethnicity often get in the way of the …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Europe2 hours agoEurope: National Sovereignty versus International Conquest, at Stake over Iran Intelligence1 day agoPathology of a soft war with …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Weather latest: French bus drivers wear skirts to get around ban on shorts during heatwave

French bus drivers have started wearing skirts to get around their bosses' ban on shorts in recent stifling heat.<p>France sweltered in temperatures up …

Weather

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

Clean Energy

Beyond the Greenhouse: Growing Trends in Architecture

An exemplar of utilitarian design and modern construction materials, the greenhouse has long stood on its own as an independent typology. Yet amidst global environmental crises and a greater urgency for sustainable architecture, this form of nature-oriented architecture is gaining more attention — …

Bricks made from fake Martian soil are surprisingly strong

But can they build our future outpost on the red planet?<p>If you think building a house on Earth is hard, try building one on Mars. Every pound of material that we ship to the red planet will cost thousands of dollars, so scientists want to construct our future martian colonies out of locally sourced …

US signs deal to supply F-15 jets to Qatar after Trump terror claims

The US has signed a $12bn deal to supply dozens of F-15 jets to Qatar, despite recent high-profile claims by President Donald Trump alleging Qatar’s “high-level funding” of terrorism.<p>The signing of the deal on Wednesday is the latest twist in the highly contradictory US diplomacy over the crisis …

Middle East

Grenfell Tower fire is corporate manslaughter, says Labour MP

The Labour MP David Lammy has called the Grenfell Tower blaze “corporate manslaughter” as police announced the number of dead had risen to 17 and warned it would rise further during a painstaking search of the remains of the building.<p>Firefighters were forced to stop looking for the dead on Thursday …

Grenfell Tower

Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at the investigators driving the Russia investigation as "very bad and conflicted …

Explosion at China Kindergarten Kills at Least 8 and Wounds Dozens

XUZHOU, China — An explosion outside a kindergarten in eastern China killed at least eight people and injured nearly 70 on Thursday, leaving a chaotic scene as dozens, some clutching children, were thrown to the ground.<p>Images of dazed and injured people outside the Chuangxin kindergarten on the …

Okul bahçesinde servisçiler çatıştı: 3 yaralı

Oynatma Listesi<p>İstanbul Sultangazi'de, servis ihalesi öncesi okula gelen iki grup arasında silahlı çatışma çıktı. Hafızlık eğitimi için gelen …

A $664,000 Parking Spot Symbolizes Hong Kong’s Property Frenzy

HONG KONG — In many places, $664,000 can buy you a nice house. For that price in Hong Kong, you can buy a slab of concrete, roughly 17 feet long and 11 feet wide, to leave your luxury car.<p>Hong Kong is now home to a very expensive parking spot, the latest sign of a property market run amok. Even in …

Man designs home he can control with his eyes

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Steve Saling's 37th birthday, the pencil he was holding inexplicably fell out of his hand.<p>"It was a very peculiar moment," Saling said. "It felt like my hand fell asleep, but there was no reason it should have."<p>Saling, who was visiting his grandmother in her nursing home, never expected …

Your Tooth Enamel Might Have Started As Fish Scales

Smile and say "fish"!<p>Your pearly-white smile has a fishy origin story. And no, we're not referring to your overuse of tooth whitening products. Actual fish were involved, millions of years ago.<p>Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, protecting your teeth from damage. Enamel is only …

12 gardening buys for the horticulturally hopeless

Can't keep anything alive? You're not alone.<p>A lot of things can go wrong in the garden. Some seeds just won’t sprout. A plant’s leaves droop and turn colors they shouldn’t. Thankfully, inventive people are starting to tackle this problem, manipulating hot tech to help you keep things...less dead. …

Shopping

The End Of Root Canals?

Stem cell-stimulating fillings could change dentistry and save your teeth<p>What if damaged teeth could heal themselves? That's the inspiration behind a new project from Harvard and the University of Nottingham to create stem cell stimulating fillings.<p>Dentists treat hundreds of millions of cavities …

Google shocked this man by offering sympathy on the death of his father

Today, we bring you a mind-blowing example of that.<p>Reddit user "barney13" was experimenting with all the voice commands in Google Now and Google Photos. He's got an Android phone and pretty much uses all of the Google services, Gmail, Drive, YouTube, Google Now and Google Photos, which …

Mimi Zeiger on design, density and her new book 'Tiny Houses in the City'

Architecture critic and author Mimi Zeiger grew up in Berkeley with a Bronx-raised mother who she says had no patience for driving her anywhere.<p>So it's no surprise that her latest book, "Tiny Houses in the City," (Rizzoli, $29.95) focuses on creative pint-sized homes that are wedged into densely …

Articles about tour 8 awesome tiny cabins around world on Dwell.com - Dwell

Design for a Living World is a new "green" exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City.<p>Every traveler is different—some want the comforts that come with staying in a conventional hotel, while others crave adventure...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography