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Technology Book of the Week 28/10/15

This isn’t so much a book of the week as a series of the week.  The Library has acquired a host of ‘A Very Short Introduction’ titles which range across wide variety of subjects. The two highlighted here are just

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Material ConneXions

Material ConneXion is on trial until 3rd November.  It is a great resource for students of architecture and interior architecture and anyone looking at product design or building materials. Material ConneXion owns the world’s largest collection of unique, innovative and sustainable materials.

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Spaghetti Junction

Spaghetti Junction – that synonym for complexity – is 40 years old today! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_Junction A quick Google produces some terrific images (not all of the Gravelly Hill interchange): http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=spaghetti+junction&hl=en&prmd=imvnsu&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=2lW-T67dO8LR8gPht60-&sqi=2&ved=0CHwQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=843 And here’s a Guardian piece from today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/24/spaghetti-junction-unravelling-britain-modernity

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Tunnels – Hindhead vs Laerdal

After four-and-a-half years of work and an outlay of £371m, today sees the opening of the southbound section of the Hindhead Tunnel, the longest tunnel of its type in the UK on the A3 from London to Portsmouth. The 1.8km

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Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

TOTD is still recovering from an Easter visit to Disneyland Paris. This site was Europe’s second most expensive construction project (the Channel Tunnel being at No.1). Looking at the scale of the operation in this time-lapse sequence, which shows the

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Pathetic motorways and wet roads

While reading the newsletter of the Society of Cartographers at the end of last year, TOTD came across a reference to the M96 motorway. You can view an air photo of it here: http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=51.991322~-1.683848&style=h&lvl=17&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1 “But it looks like an airfield”, I

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