The Line Project: City of the Future

Excavation work has begun for The Line, Saudi Arabia’s vision for the future of urban living.

The plan is to construct two parallel skyscrapers, 500 meters high, 200 meters wide, and 170 kilometers long on the northwest coast of the country.  The capacity is envisioned to be a future population of nine million residents.  This remarkable project is part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, which launched in 2016.


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Waffle House Index for Hurricanes

OM in the News has previously looked at the Waffle House Index, used to measure the damage from hurricanes. The index made the news again for Hurricane Ian. According to the Boston Globe, 40 Waffle Houses were closed at the height of the storm.

This index was developed in 2004, during Hurricane Charley, by former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate. FEMA noticed that some of the last places open are Waffle House, and thus was born […]

How Utility Companies Prepared for Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian approached Florida, many organizations began preparing for the recovery.

Duke Energy is one example. They staged almost 10,000 workers, including linemen, tree removal personnel, and associated support personnel. Workers traveled from other Duke Energy territories, including Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

In addition, Duke Energy called in additional workers through their mutual assistance programs.

In all, about 44,000 electrical workers went on standby to help southwest Florida repair power lines and other utility-related storm damage.


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Artemis 1 Project Delays

Artemis 1 is the first of many space flights that will take humans back to the moon, and beyond.

The Artemis program intends to put a space station in orbit around the moon, and have a base camp on the lunar surface. This will establish the first long-term human presence on the moon. From there, it may be possible to send astronauts to Mars.

Artemis 1’s mission is an unmanned flight to test the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket […]

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