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Megapixels: Blowing Up a 1,585-Foot Bridge
The 1,585-foot Fort Steuben Bridge spanned the Ohio River, linking Ohio to West Virginia for 84 years, but it took...
MIT’s Tiny Energy-Harvester Makes Electricity From Low-Frequency Vibrations
The rumbling you feel driving along a bridge may soon serve a purpose beyond just waking you up behind the...
China Opens the World’s Longest Bridge Over Water, Toppling American Record-Holder
Along with its massive high-speed rail network, China has officially surpassed the United States in yet another piece of transportation...
Attractive Italian Viaduct Has Wind Turbines Built In
A new bridge concept incorporates wind and solar energy into its design, generating 40 million kilowatt-hours per year — and...
Mathematical Model Analyzes Facebook Networks to Prioritize Who Should Receive Vaccinations
People who are "bridges" among different social groups appear as good vaccination bets
Renovating American Infrastructure, Step 1: Transportation
Defeating soul-deadening gridlock, monster potholes and dangerous road ice
Ten Young Geniuses Shaking Up Science Today
Meet PopSci's annual Brilliant 10--a selection of the brightest young researchers in the country. They're helping to keep us healthy, prevent disasters, and make green energy cheaper than coal. Lucky for us, our future is in their capable hands
A Bridge to Somewhere
Architects conceptualize an audacious tunnel crossing the Bering Strait
Extreme Engineering: A Bridge Built On Quicksand
Even the worst economy in decades can’t suppress the human urge to build. Today’s most ambitious projects are bigger and wilder than ever!
The Bamboo Builder
Yan Xiao found a way to turn China’s abundant and fast-growing bamboo fields into buildings and bridges