Author: MathewJJessie


What Would Happen If America’s Internet Went Down

In a lot of cases, when we talk about disruptions when it comes to cyber, there are core things that we use in the United States to keep our days operational in every single way. One of those is communication. Can we disrupt cell phone communications, how we communicate, onRead More

The Future of Rapid Transit in Denver

Transit is becoming more and more important to the people working and living in the region furthermore like several other great US cities Denver approved to transit ballot measure in recent years in Denver’s case fast tracks which has led to an explosive rate of expansion in its rail networkRead More

Would You Survive An Attack On The Energy Grid?

Successful cyberattacks happen on an almost daily basis in the U.S. No industry is immune to being hacked. The electric grid is no exception. Without power, critical infrastructure, including telecommunications, sanitation, transportation, and healthcare shut down. A simultaneous attack on only nine substations could trigger a near nationwide power outage.Read More

New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

In 2012, East Sandy storm struck the coast of America. The wind blew at 80 mph and heavy pushing surrounding rain over 9 feet above average levels. In New York, the 30-foot storm brought beach waves, street floods, subways, and homes. 20 miles south of Manhattan – several neighborhoods onRead More

Why US Airports Are So Bad

Singapore’s Changi Airport is considered by many travelers to be the best in the world. Have a long layover? Stop by the butterfly garden or catch a Disney film at the airports movie theater. In Qatar’s Hamad Airport for a few hours? For about 50 bucks, travelers can swim lapsRead More

Road diets: designing a safer street

This road might not look like anything special. But what if I showed you the same road, a few years earlier —notice anything different? Here’s a better angle of that: The old road has 4 lanes for traffic. The new one has two. And now there’s this middle lane forRead More

How Vulnerable Is The U.S. Power Grid To A Terrorist Attack?

According to the Associated Press, there have been about a dozen of cases of foreign hackers hacking into the US’s power grid. In one, Russian hackers were able to spy on U.S. energy companies by introducing malware into their systems. In another case, Iranian hackers were allegedly able to getRead More

Infrastructure Matters: Drinking Water Treatment

At a drinking water treatment plant we’re taking water from rivers and processing it into clean, safe, high quality drinking water. We have three drinking water treatment plants and together we produce about 300 million gallons of water every day, for drinking, cooking, showering, washing clothes. It really all addsRead More

The Future of Texas Transportation

I think still it’s fair to say the next 20 years will see greater leaps in transportation slash mobility technology than we saw in the prior 100 years. Texas is changing every day. Growing. Building new communities, businesses, and even new types of transportation. TxDOT looks at the future ofRead More

Smart Cities – Infrastructure and Transport of the Future

The world is changing rapidly The city continues to develop and the urban population continues to rise The demand for the transportation of people and goods is increasing day by day Problems of traffic congestion, air pollution, road traffic accidents and climate change are also becoming increasingly prominent Humans needRead More