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The most controversial story of the year. Some readers applauded, while many others said this will never work. The comments themselves are as interesting as the story.
Following on from an earlier story about space elevators, Japan continues to think extra-terrestrially.
3. Solar paving to make first public US appearance on Route 66
The idea may not work, but it is proving difficult to suppress…
4. Mexican scientist creates glow-in-the-dark cement
“Claiming the engineered cement can last a hundred years, he says it could make roads and structures glow in the dark, cutting the cost of street-lighting…”
5. Chinese infrastructure group offers $1bn for Liverpool FC
Still up in the air. Liverpool’s principal owner John W. Henry this month appeared to deny the rumour.
Two consortiums comprising five different nations were shortlisted to build the metro line that will prepare Dubai’s transport system for the 2020 Expo. The winner was the Alstom one.
Cheap labour, a strong central authority, and standardised technical approaches help a lot.
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