Destruction pictures like this could be avoided in the near future and casualties could be reduced or even eliminated with a new promising technology currently under development. A new project launched and coordinated by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), with the participation of terrain research experts will aim in the development of an Early Warning System (EWS) for landslides, identifying the most hazardous sites and reducing casualties.
Being along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", Costa Rica has been often hit by destructive earthquakes causing extensive damages and many casualties. The country's National Seismological Network (RSN) has been closely monitoring the seismic activity and has recently released a list with the 70 "most historic" earthquakes that rattled the country. A selection of old photos showing the destruction of some of the strongest quakes presented below!
A recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences points out that drinking-water wells' contamination by natural gas, provided it is not naturally occurring, is attributed to human causes and particularly to poor lining of the wells drilled during hydraulic fracturing.
Pile Dynamics Inc., happily announces the release of a totally redesigned Pile Driving Analyzer system! The PDA-8G has sophisticated looks and an advanced software coming with it! Read on to discover the new exciting features of the product and an upcoming webinar!
The Colorado Department of Trasportation is going to line the I-70 twin tunnels, near Idaho Springs with concrete to enhance the tunnels' strength and longevity. Watch the video below explaining the details of the project and see pictures of the unlined tunnel's interior!
A tailings pond at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in central B.C. failed last month and released millions of cubic meters of waste water, triggering a state of emergency for the local community. An aerial footage taken from the affected area reveals the extent of the spill, while residents and experts express their fears about the long-term impact on the environment and local fish stocks. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs stated that "Like the Exxon Valdez, Mount Polley will be synonymous with one of the most disastrous environmental events in British Columbia".
Scientists have discovered tunnels beneath thick ice layers in Antarctica, which are comparable in height to the Eiffel Tower. Their discovery was made possible by radars, mounted on planes, as well as satellite photographs, revealing that existence of ridges and cavities on the ice surface corresponded to tunnels at the base of the ice layer.
Hayward Baker Inc., North America's leader in geotechnical construction, was recently awarded a contract for the New Atlanta Stadium project. The new stadium, expected to open in 2017, will be the Atlanta Falcons home and will also be hosting sports, entertainment and convention events. The project includes the design and construction of Vibro Piers to support isolated column foundations and load bearing continuous wall foundations.
Do you want to learn how to improve the management and reporting of your subsurface information? With Bentley's new webinar on gINT geotechnical software, you will learn how to integrate your project delivery and leverage the valuable geotechnical data across multiple projects!
WΥΚΕΗΑΜ FARRANCE, the soil mechanics division of CONTROLS s.r.l., proudly presents TRIAX, the new 50kN load frame, suitable for a wide variety of testing applications! Read on to learn about the features of the new product and a special offer!