A two-mile long heavily eroded shoreline was reconstructed along the Delaware River in Salem County, New Jersey. The beach's erosion is attributed primarily to Superstorm Sandy and its reconstruction was carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Completion of the restoration works was announced by the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency early this year.
A steep coastal cliff collapses at Rock-a-Nore in Hastings, UK, and the event is captured in video! The collapse occurred after days of continuous rain, which caused additional damage and many more landslides in the area.
This Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game. Many believe Seattle has one of the best home field advantage’s in the NFL due to the amount of noise their fans create. While it is not one of the largest stadiums in the NFL, Seattle’s CenturyLink Field is certainly the loudest. This weekend, representatives from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network will be studying the stadium for earthquake research. They plan on placing three seismometers around the stadium including one near the top of the stadium and one near the ground.
A very important landmark of Washington DC lies under its ground and remains unknown to many of the nation's capital residents. The Dupont circle tunnels one of the most important landmarks of the city remain closed to the public for over 50 years. Watch the video below for a breathtaking underground view!
A massive wind turbine has mysteriously collapsed on January 2nd, on Murley mountain in Northern Ireland. The wind turbine was one of eight turbines of the Screggagh wind farm and its value is estimated to over £500,000. Have a look at photos from the site, provided below!
An innovative virtual reality system, developed in the UK, for various engineering purposes, aims in helping scientists as well as medium-sized engineering firms simulate and visualize any working environment. At a very competitive price, VuePod, is expected to become extremely popular in the engineering and construction industries, revolutionizing current engineering practice.
The American Society for Testing and Materials has issued a new standard, ASTM D7949 – 14, “Standard Test Methods for Thermal Integrity Profiling of Concrete Deep Foundations”. This Standard provides “minimum requirements for thermal profiling of concrete deep foundation elements” and may now be purchased from ASTM at www.astm.org/Standards/D7949.htm?A.