How can we check the condition of structures that are subjected daily to mechanical stresses? A test building in Switzerland has been outfitted with more than 100 sensors to monitor deterioration caused by load, deformation, and vibration.
Developments in the US and China are eroding Europe's lead in renewable energy. But if the EU could harness the power of the big data, it could increase outputs from wind energy by 20 percent - without much building.
One person was killed, buildings were destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of homes were left without power. Hermine has weakened into a tropical storm as it heads up the East Coast of the United States.
President Erdogan and other Turkish leaders have attended the opening of a third bridge in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world.
Several people have been arrested in Berlin in connection with the spectacular heist in March of a 100-kilo gold coin from a museum in the city. The "Big Maple Leaf" is estimated to be worth several million euros.
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