This month, as part of our special on the future of education, PopSci presents 10 labs where students do serious research (and career training) by blowing stuff up.Lab: Explosives Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology
Career: Demolition expert, explosives manufacturer, ammunition maker
Last summer, students in the mining department at Missouri University of Science and Technology helped build a new engineering lab—by blasting more than 15,000 square feet out of a hill to clear land for construction.
By Joanna FosterPosted 07.06.2012 at 1:03 pm 3 Comments
The 1,585-foot Fort Steuben Bridge spanned the Ohio River, linking Ohio to West Virginia for 84 years, but it took just seconds for it to drop in a controlled demolition in February. The Ohio Department of Transportation closed the aging concrete-and-steel suspension bridge in 2009 and finally hired general contractors Joseph B. Fay Company to take the bridge down.