Category Archives: Notable Structures

Dreamliner First Flight

The 787 flew yesterday.

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What to do with Terrorists at Guantánamo Bay?

Obama has promised to close Guantánamo Bay by early next year, but the question remains–what do we do with the terrorists / enemy combatants currently held there? Speaker Pelosi doesn’t want them at Alcatraz. Senator Roberts doesn’t want them at … Continue reading

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Cool Data Center

This datacenter is built in a former cold-war military bunker 30m under bedrock in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s looks like a set for a James Bond’s villian’s lair.

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FLIP

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Weapons that don’t exist but should

Peruse this list, if you please.  I know all of you have had some thoughts of your own.  Let’s hear them.

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Hungry Critter

Bucket Wheel Excavators are large and extremely powerful critters. Keeping them fed and well exercised is a serious concern for anyone who chooses to keep one as a pet, as the photos at the other end of that link make … Continue reading

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NEMO 33

NEMO 33 is a dive facility in Brussels which is really impressive. It contains 2,500,000 of water and has a number of interesting features such as permanent dive bells, submerged caves, and anchor points for adapting the pool to specific … Continue reading

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Griffith Observatory

After 5 years and $93 million, L.A.’s famed Griffith Observatory has re-opened.

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Honey, can you rearrange the den for me? Sure, how about West?

Wind house

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The Golden Rock

The Golden Rock in Myanmar is worth your time. Follow this link to learn more about this ancient shrine.

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Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter

Boeing announced the successful first flight of the 747 LCF on September 9 in Taipei. Take a look at the first picture in order to get an idea of what we are talking about here. That’s a 747-400 in the … Continue reading

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Under the sea

The next generation in luxury hotels is coming. Introducing Poseidon Undersea Resorts– the world’s first sea floor holiday resort. In the waters off a “magnificent” private island in Fiji the digs boast suites with panoramic views of the ocean, a … Continue reading

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Who needs progress

Some of you may be familiar with the Guedelon project, but I certainly wasn’t and came upon an interesting article on it today. The basic gist is that craftsmen are working on the construction of a historically accurate medieval castle … Continue reading

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High Rise Tennis

The Burj Al Arab made their helipad over as a tennis court and had Agassi and Federer knock some balls back and forth for a promotion leading up to the Dubai Duty Free Men’s open. This follows their previous press … Continue reading

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Russian Diamond Mine

Great photos of a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia at this site. The mine is 525 meters deep and 1.25 km in the diameter.

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