Midnight In The Desert — tunnels

Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins approval to dig a two-mile test tunnel in California

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins approval to dig a two-mile test tunnel in California

The City Council in Hawthorne, California voted four to one last night in favor of a plan from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig a two-mile-long underground test tunnel. The Boring Company, which operates from SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne outside Los Angeles, had until now only dug into and under its own private property. But the newly-approved extension will stretch beyond the company’s property line, with the tunnel running 44 feet below the public roads and utilities that surround SpaceX headquarters. This test tunnel is just that — a dry run that will make sure the most basic parts of...

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Norway to build world's first floating underwater traffic tunnels

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Norway to build world's first floating underwater traffic tunnels

Norway has hatched ambitious plans to install the world’s first floating underwater tunnels to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords. At present, the only way to travel across the bodies of water involves taking a series of ferries – an inconvenient and time-consuming process. The “submerged floating bridges” would consist of large tubes suspended under 100 feet of water, and each one will be wide enough for two lanes of traffic. Norway’s submerged bridges would be held up by pontoons along the surface, connected with trusses to keep everything stable. There’s also the possibility that the structure may...

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