The time lag of transportation has long been one of the obstacles to building efficient cities, and mankind’s explorations to solve this issue have been many. Trains, buses, subways and monorails are just a few of the many ways engineers have tried to shorten the daily commute. It might not...

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The International Space Station continues to orbit the Earth and provide living and work space for a small number of astronauts, but it was not the first habitat to be built for orbit. Mir and Skylab were the first two space habitats to be constructed. Like the ISS, both were...

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Construction

Construction Today

The world is full of laws, regulations and inspectors to ensure they are being followed, and the construction industry has its fair share. Many modern building projects require several inspections before completion. If any part of the job does not fall in line with local building codes, the inspector will...

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Many ancient civilizations were dependent on rivers as their main transportation conduit. Even today, jungles in countries such as Thailand use this method for easy transport. Roman roads were one of the marvels of the ancient world. The Roman habit of building roads in any landscape provided them with the...

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