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Engineering geology

Engineering Geology is the application of the science of geology to the understanding of geologic phenomena and the engineering solution of geologic hazards and other geologic problems for society.

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Reuters (Oct. 23, 2013) Engineering students in Gaza have designed a prototype ozone gas generator to sterilise hospital rooms, a difficult task in a country living with economic sanctions imposed by the surrounding state of Israel. Their device activates oxygen and transforms it into ozone gas by using an electric charge of 80,000 volts. Jim Drury reports.
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