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Transferring bridge and road construction technology in the 1700s

French engineer Jean Marmillod as an innovator in Denmark This article describes how technological progress in constructing roads and bridges was distributed in the 1760s and 1770s from the country leading the trade: France. Because people with tacit knowledge were needed to efficiently distribute knowledge about trades, a rapid method, presented herein, was to acquire […]

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Heavy vehicles and road construction. Interaction between bans and technical improvements 1900-2023

Promising new technology cannot always be exploited, for society has to regulate and control it. Such was the casewhen motor vehicles first appeared in Denmark around Amidst that transition, heavy trucks and buses wereespecially challenging, for they could quickly destroy the country’s roads due to being too heavy.This article describes the series of bans and

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Are searches in OCR-generated archives trustworthy?

Digitised archives are revolutionary tools for research that, in a few seconds, generate results that earlier often took years to obtain. But do they provide all results for the terms searched for? The accuracy of searches was tested by performing sample searches of leading newspaper databases. The test revealed several weaknesses in the search process,

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