A Gates Foundation video on view below introduces the concept behind a contest to "reinvent the toilet" by reeling off numerous terms to describe what goes in them, including "poop," "doo-doo," "ka-ka," "crap" "number two" and "shit" (although the latter is bleeped and spelled with dingbats). But by ... More >>
Loved by walkers, loathed by drivers, the Barnes Dance -- the diagonal crosswalk system embraced by downtown Denver six decades ago -- will come to an end next month. But it's still being introduced in other cities, including a recent pilot project in Washington, DC.
Yesterday, a Colorado State University team led by civil engineering professor John van de Lindt successfully staged a very large-scale test in Miki City, Japan. They've come up with a new approach to building earthquake-proof (or at least more earthquake-proof) buildings, and to see if they're on ... More >>
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The 16th Street Mall takes civil engineers for granite
Imagine that the 16th Street Mall is Denver's smile, and that the granite pavers are the individual teeth that cost over a million dollars a year to floss, fill and cap. RTD is tired ... More >>