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How Do Forensic Engineers Investigate Bridge Collapses, Like the One in Miami?

12:59 25 March in Uncategorized

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. On March 15, a 950-ton partially assembled pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami suddenly collapsed onto the busy highway below, killing six people and seriously injuring nine. Forensic engineers...

What’s being done with your data: Experts ask, shouldn’t someone get this under control? – Technology & Science

11:24 24 March in Uncategorized

Now that Facebook, Google and Amazon know pretty much everything about us, how they're using that information is drawing the focus of politicians throughout the Western world, asking in effect: "Shouldn't something be done about this?" Revelations that U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica apparently used...