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

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May 4, 2014
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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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Repaired, Not Scrapped: How Wind Turbines Are Overhauled

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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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Turkey Fulfils Sultan's Dream With Opening of Bosphorus Rail Tun

Turkey Fulfils Sultan's Dream With Opening of Bosphorus Rail Tun

AFP (Oct. 29, 2013) — Turkey will on Tuesday unveil the world's first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan's dream 150 years ago, but also fuelling recent anti-government sentiment for such mega projects.
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