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10 Fun Facts On Steel That You May Not Have Known

Steel is one of the most widely used metal alloys, and not surprisingly, the uses of steel are also hugely varied. Here are 10 fun facts about this wonder alloy that you may not have known:

1.The world’s largest dental cap, made for Spike, an Asian elephant at the Calgary Zoo in Canada, is made of steel. The cap is 5 inches in diameter, 19 inches long, and weighs 12.7 kg. (Source: books.google.co.in)

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Seismic Retrofitting is a Ray of Hope for Homeowners Living in Earthquake-prone Zones

The 1993 Latur earthquake was quite a rude shock for homeowners across the country, making them concerned about the safety of their homes in the face of nature’s wrath. The 2001 Gujarat earthquake, which measured 7.7 on the Richter scale and leveled close to 40% of homes in Bhuj, made the Government of India concerned enough to publish new guidelines for retrofitting homes located in earthquake prone zones to make them resist vibrations better.

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Bridging Gaps Across the Nation: 10 Famous Bridges of India

India shows major diversity in land structure with lots of rivers, mountains and valleys scattered around the nation. Naturally, in order to facilitate traffic flow around these obstacles, India has plenty of bridges as well. Here are 7 of the most popular bridges in the country.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link (Maharashtra)

A cable-stayed bridge with steel-concrete viaducts on both sides, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (or as it is officially named – Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link) connects Bandra in West Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai. The massive 8-lane bridge is the longest sea bridge in the country, with a total length of 5.6 km.

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