Weekly News Roundup (Jan 25)
Interesting news and online content from the week:
Sellwood Bridge Move Comes Off without a Hitch, Amazing Hundreds of Onlookers (The Oregonian)
A massive engineering project here in our home state– taking the Sellwood Bridge from it’s permanent concrete supports to temporary stell piers to make way for a new bridge to be constructed in its place.
Additionally, here is a fantastic time-lapse video of the bridge moving.
Two European Projects Launched to Improve Wind Turbines (Renewable Energy World)
Two interesting projects that aim to improve the technology behind wind power generation (one with more efficiency and cheaper ways to make blades, the other with smaller and lighter turbines).
Top Priority for Mining Companies is Safety of the Workforce (Mining.com)
Research shows that companies “have shifted their focus from finding qualified workers anywhere, at any cost to ensuring the workforce they currently have is efficient, well-informed and safe.”
Germany Grapples with Switch to Renewables (Financial Post)
A look at the challenges Germany faced this week as they met to discuss their infrastructure project — which has the potential to become a model for the rest of us.