Norwegian Billionaire Funds 600-Foot Superyacht to Help Save the Ocean

Norwegian Billionaire Funds 600-Foot Superyacht to Help Save the Ocean

00 One of Norway’s richest men is giving back to the community. Kjell Inge Rokke is worth roughly $2.6 billion. Like any good Norwegian billionaire, Rokke also has his fair share of yachts. It would normally come as no surprise to hear another superyacht is being constructed. However, Rokke wanted to build something more than a typical boat. [Image Source: VARD] Rokke’s superyacht will be managed by the World Wildlife Fund of Norway. The project is called…

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China Built the Largest Telescope in the World But Can’t Find Anyone to Run It

China Built the Largest Telescope in the World But Can’t Find Anyone to Run It

00 China has built an unbelievably huge telescope but has no one to run it. The instrument, located in the remote southern mountainous region of the country is nearly twice as big as its closest rival, the US-operated Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. The facility is searching for foreign talent to run the observatory as there are reportedly no qualified Chinese astronomers to run it. Advertisements have been running for the position since May…

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Scottish Owners Converted This Old Helicopter into a Stunning Mini Hotel Suite

Scottish Owners Converted This Old Helicopter into a Stunning Mini Hotel Suite

00 When most think of “helicopter” and “Scotland” in the same sentence, it’s normally as a helicopter tour of scenic Scotland. However, one innovative group decided to change that thinking entirely. They repurposed a decommissioned helicopter and converted it into a luxury stay. [Image Source HelicopterGlamping] The team at Helicopter Glamping bought an old Sea King helicopter at auction. (“Glamping,” for those unfamiliar, means “glamorous camping.”) The Sea King, decommissioned in 2002, cost £7,000in the March 2016…

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17 of the Biggest Machines in the World

17 of the Biggest Machines in the World

00 So you’re looking for the world’s biggest machines eh? Then look no further. The following are a combination of scientific apparatus, construction and mining vehicles and some interesting novelties for your entertainment. We’ll not mess around and just get stuck in. Enjoy. The following are in no particular order and it is far from exhaustive. 1. Large Hadron Collider The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest machine man has ever built to date. It…

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Bailong Elevator: Would You Dare Ride This Insanely Tall Outdoor Lift?

Bailong Elevator: Would You Dare Ride This Insanely Tall Outdoor Lift?

00 Bailong elevator is officially the tallest outdoor lift or elevator in the world, according to Guinness World Records. Its name means “Hundred Dragons Elevator”. Literally hewn into the side of a cliff in Wilingyaun area of China, the whole structure rises 326 meters up the cliff. The incredible Bailong Elevator in Hunan, China was honored in 2015 at a special Guinness World Records certificate presentation event. Amazingly, the upper 171.4 meters of the structure is above…

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The 10 Coolest Bridges That Cross Borders

The 10 Coolest Bridges That Cross Borders

00 Who doesn’t like bridges? They’re so useful when it comes to cutting travel times or having to carry your car across water of course. Today we are not going to talk about records because we are here to find out the 10 coolest bridges that cross borders. It goes without saying that this list purely concentrates on ten handpicked bridges that cross borders, not the best, biggest, most expensive toll, etc. We’ve tried to…

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Turkey Opens Third Bridge Between Continents In Megaproject Drive

Turkey Opens Third Bridge Between Continents In Megaproject Drive

00 Turkey, by virtue of its geography, connects Asia and Europe, the Balkans and the Caucasus. It opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges on Friday, the latest megaproject in a $200 billion building spree in the country as reported byReuters. This infrastructure drive is transforming Europe’s biggest city, which straddles the Bosphorus Strait. In a little more than a decade, Istanbul’s skyline has soared, new highways have been built, and the length of the…

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Highest and longest glass bridge opens over China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Highest and longest glass bridge opens over China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

00 The structure, which is 6m wide and 430m long, spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in central Hunan province The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge has opened in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains – the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar. Measuring 430m (1,400ft) long and suspended 300m above the ground, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie park in China’s central Hunan province. China’s 300m high cliff walk for…

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Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

00 When engineers need to build supporting structures in areas that would otherwise be underwater, they construct temporary walls called cofferdams. A cofferdam is a wall structure that is built into the floor of a water basin, made watertight, then the water is pumped out to allow for a dry workspace. In terms of geotechnical engineering, the process isn’t as simple as just pushing walls into the ground, engineers have to carefully desing the structure…

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Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

00 If you are looking to build your next home, but you just hate using pesky nails and screws, then we have found the perfect construction method for you. Penda is a Beijing-based architecture firm that builds treehouses from bamboo with absolutely no fasteners. All that is used in the construction process is bamboo and rope, according to Tech Insider. You may not think this is a big deal, but when you consider that many…

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