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Stories with subject: Engineering
  • Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 1:31 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it's the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze Kit Miyamoto.

  • Surfing for college credit? Florida Tech now offering 
    Updated: May-02-15 1:17 am

    MELBOURNE, Florida - The Florida Institute of Technology would like to encourage Ocean Engineering students to surf for college credit.

  • Army engineers greenlight Dallas' river corridor project 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 12:52 pm

    DALLAS - A decision by the Army Corps of Engineers has cleared the way for Dallas to pursue federal funding for the Trinity River corridor with plans for parks and improved levees.

  • Search for solid shoreline protection in Vermilion Parish 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 3:39 pm

    VERMILION PARISH, Louisiana - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a study giving suggestions for the best defenses against hurricanes in Vermilion Parish.

  • 5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-15 1:19 am

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. Opening this new frontier, miles below the bottom of the Gulf, requires engineering feats far beyond those used at BP's much shallower Macondo well.

  • U of Illinois graduate gives $12 million for center 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 4:05 am

    URBANA, Illinois - A University of Illinois graduate who is CEO of a Taiwan-based technology company has given the university $12 million to pay for an addition to the school's Mechanical Engineering Building.

  • Another contractor charged in PennDOT corruption case 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 3:14 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday charged the president of an engineering and surveying services firm in an expanding investigation into allegedly corrupt contracting and billing practices within the state Transportation Department's southeastern district.

  • Sardis Master Plan input sought 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 4:06 am

    OXFORD, Mississippi - Whether it's to stroll along the lake, take a swim or launch a boat, Sardis Lake provides a variety of recreational opportunities to thousands of people.