What’s going on Underground? Tunnelling into the Future

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Presenter: Robert Mair

Published: January 2010

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Urban congestion is a serious problem in many cities, so the creation of underground space and in particular the development of underground transport is environmentally essential. How can tunnels be built in ground sometimes as soft as toothpaste? What can go wrong?