Playgrounds in Duisburg are inspected regularly by service professionals. They spend hours testing seesaws, swings and monkey bars. Minor repairs are made immediately, as broken screws and rusty springs can cause major injuries.
In many countries the start of the new school year is a cheerful and exciting time for children and parents. But after a slew of school shootings in the US, many parents also face the day with mixed feelings.
Two Afghan reporters recently lost their lives while covering a deadly blast in Kabul. The killings underscore the danger of working as reporters on the ground in conflict-plagued areas.
The damaged cabin of the spectacular new Zugspitz cable car during an emergency exercise last week could be salvaged. However, for safety reasons, the cable car will have to stand still for a longer period of time.
Not all damage to a load-bearing structure is immediately apparent. So how do civil engineers find out that a bridge or a large hall is no longer safe? Many clues form a picture.
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