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Engineering behind Hitler's Atlantic Wall

La Coupole Saint Omer

18 May 2015

Contrary to Nazi propaganda and despite some brilliant engineering, Hitler's 6000km 'Atlantic Wall' of coastal fortifications proved fairly ineffective from a strategic point of view. Seventy years after VE day, we visit some of the Wall's remaining sites in France.

Classic Projects: Forth Bridge

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20 April 2015

Widely recognised as one of Scotland's defining landmarks, this Victorian engineering icon was the world's longest single cantilever construction when it was built 125 years ago.

Data centre environmental footprints become target of EU plans

A pile of old PCs

20 April 2015

The European Union is keen to measure the energy efficiency of the power systems inside data centres. Is it looking at the right things?

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