Breakthrough for HS2’s Longest Rail Tunnel Under UK’s Chiltern Hills

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HS2's first Tunnel boring machine (TBM) named "Florence" has broken through the chalk geology of the Chilterns Hills in Buckinghamshire, UK, completing a 10-mile drive and excavating the longest Tunnel on the high-speed rail project. The breakthrough took place on February 27th, 2024, and marks a significant milestone...

HS2’s Second Giant Tunnel Boring Machine Assembled and Set to Start Digging Into Birmingham

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The UK's High Speed 2 (HS2) rail network took a significant step forward this week as specialists assembled a 1,600-tonne tunnel boring machine (TBM) set to begin excavating the second bore of the Bromford Tunnel into central Birmingham next spring. The behemoth machine joins 'Mary Ann', the first...

Spirit of Innovation plane is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft

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The Spirit of Innovation - an electric aircraft demonstrator developed by Rolls-Royce - has clinched the record for the world's fastest all-electric aircraft. The Derby-based firm has claimed that the craft hit a speed of 387.4 mph during a test run at Boscombe Down in Amesbury on...