Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hawthorne CA OKs Underground Testing Tunnel

The Hawthorne City Council gave Elon Musk the go-ahead to test the next phase of his underground high-speed transportation system.  Musk’s tunnel-digging company, The Boring Company, has almost completed a 2-mile test tunnel in Hawthorne, California.  The next phase, which was just approved, is to build a garage-connector test shaft.  Check out the article for a video rending of the system.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Tunnels to the Underworld?

There is a legend of a woman named Amalthaea, who served as a sibyl (oracle or prophetess) in the sixth century B.C.  Archaeologists and scholars have periodically looked for the cave or tunnel such an individual would have called home, without luck – until the 1950s, when archaeologist Amedeo Maiuri discovered the entrance to an unknown antrum.  The site remained unexplored until Robert Paget heard about it in the 1960s.  Paget and a colleague, Keith Jones, excavated the site.  They eventually discovered a highly ambitious tunnel system with huge numbers of niches for oil lamps, an underground stream of boiling water, and an antechamber.  Paget and Jones proposed the tunnels were used by priests to convince travelers they had traveled to the underworld, before reaching the sibyl.  Whether the theories are accurate, has never been proved.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Nuclear Test Site Tunnels Destroyed

North Korea invited twenty handpicked journalists to view the explosion of three tunnels leading to its nuclear test site, Punggye-ri.  North Korea did not allow independent verification from members of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, so it is unclear as to the exact state of the collapsed tunnels.  Members of the international community have differing opinions on what sort of goodwill message North Korea could be sending with the destruction, and how this would delay or limit future nuclear testing.

Friday, March 9, 2018

What to do with old Korans? There's a tunnel for that.

The Pakistanis have come up with a solution to handle a sensitive topic, what to do with old Korans. According to a BBC report, an underground shrine has over 2 miles of tunnels and the old Korans are bagged up and stored along the walls of these tunnels. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The secret uses of tunnels

Tunnels have a deep history and have served many purposes throughout history. Many tunnels in America have been abandoned and have served many purposes throughout history, from storing food to a secret pathway in the prohibition era. Read to find out more about America's abandoned tunnels.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Hyperloop instead of more tunnels

Want to get to Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes? Elon Musk is planning the Hyperloop to whisk people from one city to another at almost the speed of sound.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Warehousing, Transportation and Packaging

There’s a lot that goes into product distribution. There are so many details and States Logistics “gets it”. Detailed transportation logistics even when there are road blocks!