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On its 20th birthday, Channel Tunnel emerges out of the dark

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For hundreds of years connecting Britain with France by digging underneath the sea has been a dream for leaders of both countries. Twenty years ago, on May 6 1994, that dream came true. Duration: 02:24 Video provided by AFP

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Reuters (Nov. 29, 2012) — Physicists at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois hope to unravel the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy with the most detailed computer simulations of the universe ever built. The two theoretical forces have never been detected but are believed to make up more than 95 percent of the universe The researchers want to know what the forces are and how they work.
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Popular Science (Jan. 5, 2015) — A wind tunnel on the Quantum of the Seas simulates the feeling of skydiving ... minus the panic of jumping out of a plane. Credit: Charles Q. Choi Video provided by Popular Science
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Deutsche Welle (June 4, 2013) — What happens when heavy machinery is at the end of its life? Whether for the mining or the tunnel building industry, wind power or ship's engines - everywhere machines reach a point when they no longer work. But that doesn't mean they're ready for the scrap heap. The Eickhoff company in Bochum repairs old machinery.
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Crowds Gather for Opening of Bosphorus Tunnel in Istanbul

Crowds Gather for Opening of Bosphorus Tunnel in Istanbul

AFP (Oct. 29, 2013) — Turkey on Tuesday formally opened the world's first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan's dream 150 years ago in a three-billion-euro mega project linking Istanbul's European and Asian sides.
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