More than 1,500 people have killed themselves at the Golden Gate Bridge, making it one of the world's most-active suicide spots. A lesser-known statistic is the large number of people who bridge security officers have talked out of jumping.
AP (May 10, 2013) A new wearable walking device is letting stroke victims regain their mobility. It's called Kickstart and three early adopters used it to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Jan. 11, 2015) The Golden Gate Bridge is closed to traffic as crews install a median to prevent head-on collisions, but pedestrians can get a close-up view of the work in progress. Katharine Jackson reports.
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AP (Feb. 3, 2014) Raising hopes of preventing many collisions, transportation officials say they'll propose requiring that automakers equip new cars and lite trucks with technology that lets vehicles communicate with ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 13, 2015) An ambitious eco-friendly project containing 1,000 apartments is to be built in the Heliopolis district of Cairo. Architect Vincent Callebaut's plans for the Gate Residence will feature solar panels, ... watch video
Reuters (Sep. 3, 2013) Six years behind schedule and five times over budget, the largest self-anchored suspension bridge in the world opened for morning rush hour across San Francisco Bay. Mana Rabiee ... watch video
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Nov. 30, 2015 Policymakers, industry and government officials will have to invest US $2.5 trillion for electricity generation over the next 20 years. A new report presents the environmental costs and benefits ... read more
Sep. 2, 2014 Researchers who analyzed media coverage of the suicide of a national actress in South Korea and its impact on subsequent suicides found that the number of suicide-related articles surged around 80 ... read more
Apr. 30, 2013 Researchers have proposed a new technology that could divert vibrations away from load-bearing elements of bridges to avoid catastrophic collapses. The “wave bypass” technique has many ... read more
Oct. 22, 2012 Engineers have found that by listening to how a highway bridge sings in the rain they can determine serious flaws in the structure. Employing a method called impact-echo testing, experts can diagnose ... read more