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Shares of Jacobs Engineering rise following an upgrade by JPMorgan

One of the latest signs that engineering companies are recovering from the recession is simply the following: JPMorgan analysts upgraded Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC), one of the few publicly traded engineering companies. This positive analysis prompted the stock to rise 3.3 percent, to $45.68 during yesterday’s afternoon trading. According to …

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A historical narrative of the Transcontinental Railroad

By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the host of advances of the industrial age were gradually beginning to reach America, which soon developed a spectacular achievement of its own – the Transcontinental Railway, reaching right across the continent. They battled against hostile terrain, hostile inhabitants, …

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Construction of the Millau Viaduct

2,460 m (8,071 ft): total length of the roadway 7: number of piers 77 m (253 ft): height of Pier 7, the shortest 343 m (1,125 ft): height of Pier 2, the tallest (245 m/804 ft at the roadway’s level) 87 m (285 ft): height of a mast 154: number of shrouds 270 m (886 ft): average height of the roadway 4.20 m …

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Engineering an empire – Carthage Part 3/3

Carthage, a remarkable city-state that dominated the Mediterranean for over 600 years, harnessed their extensive resources to develop some of the ancient world’s most groundbreaking technology. For generations, Carthage defined power, strength and ingenuity, but by the third century B.C., the empire’s existence was threatened by another emerging superpower, Rome. …

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The intended eradication of the Marsh Arabs using engineering

In these same Marshes so well romanticized by Maxwell, Saddam would unleash an engineering project aimed at eradicating the Marsh Arabs. After the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam devoted huge resources to draining water from these marshes to make them uninhabitable as punishment for the residents who supported the uprising against his regime after that war.

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