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Richat: The Giant Blue Eye of Africa

Richat: The Giant Blue Eye of Africa

Geology Highlights

The dome is very visible from space!

The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara or blue eye of Africa, is a peculiar geological formation…

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Video and photo-gallery: 25 years from the Loma Prieta Earthquake

Video and photo-gallery: 25 years from the Loma Prieta Earthquake

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

Breathtaking pictures were captured from inside the crack

On Friday October 17th, 25 years have passed from the devastating - magnitude 6.9 - Loma Prieta earthquake. To commemorate…

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Photos: Invisible cave discovered in Slovakia

Photos: Invisible cave discovered in Slovakia

Geology Highlights

Hikers had to scroll on their backs for several meters to reach the main room

Three Slovakian hikers claim to have found an unexplored cave, while walking in the forest close to the village of…

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Infograph: Building Virginia’s Newest Tunnel

Infograph: Building Virginia’s Newest Tunnel

News on Research / Academia

The project is one of the largest infrastructure projects occurring in the U.S. right now

This week marks a milestone in the Elizabeth River Tunnel project in Virginia. The project is one of the largest…

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Geoengineer.org's 2014 Resource Guide for Educators in Geotechnical Engineering is now published!

Geoengineer.org's 2014 Resource Guide for Educators in Geotechnical Engineering is now published!

News on Publications

A special publication for educators in geotechnical engineering

Geoengineer.org has a 15-year legacy on developing resources to support geotechnical engineering education. Thus, we are very proud to present…

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Video of the shrinking Aral Sea: the detrimental effects of an irrigation project

Video of the shrinking Aral Sea: the detrimental effects of an irrigation project

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

Satellite images show the damage has reached a peak in 2014

The Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world is today rapidly shrinking, as a result of the…

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Mine collapse in Indonesia kills 18 people

Mine collapse in Indonesia kills 18 people

News on Projects / Industry

Concerns that up to 500 people were working on the site

A potentially illegal gold mine collapsed in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province, killing at least 18 people. Locals in the area cannot…

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The politics of offshore construction in the South China sea

The politics of offshore construction in the South China sea

News on Projects / Industry

China has started the creation of artificial islands in the area

A special report by BBC describes the territorial fight in the South China Sea between the neighboring countries of China, Vietnam and…

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The monthly e-newsletter of Geoengineer.org, issue #115 from September 2014 is out !

The monthly e-newsletter of Geoengineer.org, issue #115 from September 2014 is out !

News on Publications

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The September issue #115 of our monthly e-newsletter has been sent out today !

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Student plans of launching an earthquake predicting satellite by 2015

Student plans of launching an earthquake predicting satellite by 2015

News on Research / Academia

NASA launched two similar satellites two years ago

Attempts for an earthquake early warning system are getting more and more frequent, however measuring earthquake before they occur still…

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Video: TBM breaks through in Auckland's Waterview Connection Project

Video: TBM breaks through in Auckland's Waterview Connection Project

News on Projects / Industry

The tunnel is the longest even opened in New Zealand!

Alice, the Tunnel Boring Machine that has been digging underneath Auckland's western suburbs for 10 months has finally…

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