tunnelling tunnelling

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
  2. (n) a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
  3. (v) move through by or as by digging
  4. (v) force a way through

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • You have a Higgs field tunnelling in a quantum fluctuation through the energy barrier in a false-vacuum state, and you get this bubble of broken symmetry that by negative pressure .

News

  1. Satsop Business Park gets attention for tunnel training

    The tunnel training facility at the Satsop Business Park received some international recognition after being featured in the June and July edition of Tunnels & Tunnelling International . The business park, originally designed as a nuclear power facility, includes a network of tunnels located 27 feet below the ground. The tunnels are actually water pipes, measuring 12 feet in diameter. In 2012 ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Daily World

  2. Enterprise Group, Inc. Announces Closing of a Specialized Underground Infrastructure Construction Company

    Enterprise Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of a specialized underground infrastructure construction company, Calgary Tunnelling & Horizontal ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Malcolm Gladwell: Albert O. Hirschman and the power of failure.

    In the mid-nineteenth century, work began on a crucial section of the railway line connecting Boston to the Hudson River. The addition would run from Greenfield, Massachusetts, to Troy, New York, and it required tunnelling through Hoosac Mountain, a massive impediment, nearly five miles thick, that blocked passage between . . .
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

Quotes

  1. "This measurement is a very important step towards the goal of really understanding how tunnelling happens," Krausz told New Scientist. "Physicists are trying to understand what's going on in the microscopic world, and even without immediate...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Ferenc Krausz Source: New Scientist (subscription)

  2. Speaking about the prospects for the airport rail link Swinney said: "In my personal opinion, EARL is pretty dead. There are practical problems such as tunnelling under a live runway, getting the type of trains that do not exist yet to run on the...
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: John Swinney Source: Transport Briefing

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