Related Links: Imagining Construction's Future Major Allyn Kilmacher, Galactic Republic space engineer, activated the Intracranial Communications Port (ICP) behind his ear. A sudden, fleeting wave of vertigo. The ICP, surgically implanted years ago, had grown nerves into and alongside Allyn's brain, enabling non-verbal communication between Allyn and his Muse. The small Muse Computer, nicknamed "Mouse," was perched, barely visible, atop Allyn's shoulder."Mouse, you there?" thought Allyn."I'm here, Allyn. What's up?" thought Mouse."I'm gonna get killed.""Very funny. Another inept, biological attempt at humor?""No, you worthless slab of silicon. I need a data dump on Space Vikings, fast.""Give me a second. Hmm,
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.