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Infrastructure

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The function of infrastructure is to facilitate the production of goods and services, and also the distribution of finished products to markets, and to provide basic social services such as schools and hospitals.  Road...
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Infrastructure
Answer written about Infrastructure. 19 Sep
Tony LiTony Li, Internet Geek
No, but then it can't handle future traffic even if everything doesn't move to the cloud.

For financial reasons, the Internet is continually in a state of just-in-time deployment of equipment and ... (more)
Infrastructure
Answer written about Infrastructure. 16 Dec, 2012
Ravi KodakandlaRavi Kodakandla
2.1k upvotes by Quora User, Quora User, Chris Dowdeswell, (more)
I nominate the living root bridges in North East India.




How these bridges are constructed.. ... (more)
Highways
Answer written about Highways. 24 Sep
Enrique ParejaEnrique Pareja, proud to be a European.
16 upvotes by Fred Landis, Joachim Pense, Quora User, (more)
If you refer to the European E-road network,  it is numbered from E1 up, and its roads cross national borders. It also reaches Central Asian countries like Kyrgyzstan, since they are members of the  ... (more)
Highways
Answer written about Highways. 30 Aug
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Transfagarasan road climbs to 2,034 metres altitude, making it the 2nd highest mountain pass in Romania after Transalpina. The most spectacular route is from the North to South. It is a winding r... (more)
Infrastructure
Blog post written about Infrastructure. 23 Aug, 2013
Marco AnnunziataMarco Annunziata
24 upvotes by Yair Livne (Econ PhD from Stanford GSB), Marc Bodnick, Sameer Gupta, Shyamal Kumar, Sayan Bhattacharyya, (more)
It would be tempting to say that India is having a “European Summer”. A bit like the Eurozone last year and the year before, this summer India has come under heavy market pressure; the rupee has de... (more)
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Infrastructure
Answer written about Infrastructure. 10 Oct
Oh how long I've waited for someone to ask this question!  I could spit out a bunch of bullet points based on past experience with developers, but that's not the crux of the issue.  Also, that list... (more)
Infrastructure
Answer written about Infrastructure. 17 Nov, 2013
Ryan CarlyleRyan Carlyle, BSChE, Subsea hydraulics engineer
42 upvotes by Quora User, Quora User, Quora User, (more)
Politicians and voters like building new infrastructure. It's big, splashy, and has obvious benefits. But all works of man require upkeep or they eventually crumble. So we have to fund maintenance ... (more)
Infrastructure
Answer written about Infrastructure. 9 Feb, 2013
Ryan CarlyleRyan Carlyle, BSChE, engineer at an oil company
208 upvotes by Quora User, Justin Dragna, Frank Heile, (more)
If it floats like a boat, it can be driven/towed like a boat. But there are definitely some special considerations. Bear with me, this is a long answer. There are many different solutions to this p... (more)
Infrastructure
Answer written about Infrastructure. 30 Nov, 2013
Ryan CarlyleRyan Carlyle, BSChE, Subsea Hydraulics Engineer
52 upvotes by Quora User, Edwin Khoo, Antonio Hermano, (more)
Practicality and cost of hydrogen systems aside, infrastructure inertia is a huge issue.

We've been developing systems to extract, process, transport, sell, and utilize oil and gas for about 150 ... (more)
Interstate Highways
Answer written about Interstate Highways. 23 Aug
1. Demonstrate you can build a solar panel whose installed cost in that location makes sense versus alternative locations.
2. Demonstrate that it can withstand fully loaded truck and trailer traffi... (more)