Category: Engineering
September 6, 2012
Roman Mosaic Found Under Farmer's Field

A massive pool-side mosaic displaying elaborate geometrical designs has been discovered in the southern part of Turkey, exposing the far-reaching influence of the Roman Empire at its peak. The mosaic, which at one time decorated the flooring of a bath complex, abuts a 25-foot (7-meter)-long pool area, which would have been open to the air, […]

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September 5, 2012
Bill Gates House: The Washington State Retreat

Bill Gates residence is a huge estate in the section of a hill which is overlooking Lake Washington, in the unique suburban area of Medina, Washington, USA. It took 7 years to construct and cost $63 million. Check out the Bill Gates house. Introduction Billionaire Bill Gates house has innovative digital systems and it has […]

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September 4, 2012
Bird's Nest Restaurant in Thailand

Tree Pod dining could very easily become one of the most new ways to take pleasure in an intimate dinner or a lengthy care-free lunch amongst the tree tops, and that’s simply what visitors at the Six Senses’ Soneva Kiri will be accomplishing. Although the resort provides guests with an assortment of cusine experiences and […]

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September 1, 2012
House on the Edge in California

This is not a photoshop trick! Korean artist Do Ho Suh positioned an actual house on top of Jacobs Hall building on the campus of University of California in San Diego. Titled, “Fallen Star” house looks like it was picked up by some unexplained power and gone down into the seventh floor of Jacobs School […]

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August 30, 2012
Ridiculous Celebrity Dog Mansions

Some dog lovers take their affection towards their dogs to the extreme. Some think its reasonable to spend up to $30,000 on their dog's house, or should I say mansion. People seem to spoil their dogs for their own enjoyment, I doubt dogs really care if they have a Hacienda or just a wooden box! Hundehaus […]

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August 27, 2012
Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is World's Longest Sea Bridge In China

Located in Beijing this bridge sans 26.4 miles of sea. The bridge was built in order to link China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the island of Huangdao. Costing 1.5 billion US dollars to build this lengthy bridge is sure to be worth it. The previous bridge was 2.5 miles shorter located in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain […]

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August 25, 2012
Lake Point Tower (Chicago)

Construction Started: 1965 Construction Completed: 1968 Height: 645 feet Architects: Schipporeit and Heinrich The Lake Point Tower was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s 1922 design for a glass-curtained skyscraper in Berlin. Due to the location of the 70 story apartment building's location, right next to the lake, it had to be built to withstand the […]

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August 23, 2012
Artist Uses Pens to Create Extremely Realistic Images

A photograph? Think again, these drawings were created by 29 year old attorney Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva. He says that drawing these amazing images is only a hobby. His images are based from  Russian photographer Kristina Tararina. You read the title right, he uses standard Bic ballpoint pens as his choice of material. He uses a total of eight […]

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August 21, 2012
Langkawi Sky Pedestrian Bridge in Malaysia

Visitors are able to experience the scary Langkawi Sky Bridge by first riding on an elevated a cable car ride at Oriental Village (ground level). Construction for this expensive and unusual attraction  was completed in October 2004. This bridge is known for being the scariest bridge on the Earth. The bridge is set from Mount Mat Chinchang. It sits more […]

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August 17, 2012
Dyson Bladeless Fan: Ultimate Guide and Review

I usually post products that are interesting, but unlike the rest this post is about a product that you shouldn't buy! The new Dyson blade-less fans are nothing special. If you have money to waste ($300-$450) then go ahead and buy one. Enjoy reading about the Dyson bladeless fan. Summer is not that long I […]

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August 13, 2012
Saudi Arabia Building the Tallest Building Kingdom Tower

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah. Currently the tallest building is  Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The Kingdom Tower is planned to be twice the height of the Burj Khalifa! Head of Kingdom Holding Company, Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, recently gave his approval for construction of the tower. The designer […]

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August 12, 2012
China's Underground Quarry Hotel

China has planned to build a hotel protruding 19 stories into an abandoned quarry. The hotel will be located in Tianmashan. The quarry spans 100 meters deep, 240 meters long, and 160 wide. The quarry has note seen good days since 2000. The hotel is planned to contain 380 rooms and even an underwater restaurant. Don't get to […]

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August 10, 2012
New SimCity 5 Coming out 2013

If you like playing Sims, then you are more than likely to like playing Sim City. Sim City 5 is supposed to be released for the PC in February 2013. I am already an addict to The Sims 3 and Sim City 4 so I am worried about my soon to be addiction to Sim City 5! […]

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August 5, 2012
Transparent House in Japan

Do you like the outdoors? Well if so you might like this unique transparent house in Tokyo Japan. The head architect was Sou Fujimoto. The design includes a flowing design with no doors, deprived from the concept of a tree. There are multiple movable stairs and ladders making it seem like one huge loft space. The floors are […]

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August 4, 2012
5 Unique and Cool McDonald's Restaurants

Some McDonald's You Wish You Went To When McDonalds wanted to build a restaurant in Sedona, Arizona they had a problem. The city thought that golden arches would be an eye-sore. So they decided to settle on Turquoise arches! The Netherlands is home to a very different McDonalds restaurant. Parking is below the building and the drive-through is on the […]

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July 26, 2012
1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Homes

The House of Tomorrow, the Florida Tropical House, the Wiebolt-Rostone House, the Armco-Ferro Enamel House and the Cypress Log House are the five houses that were built for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair celebrating a Century of Progress. These houses were shown off in Chicago to bring advertisement to Robert Bartlett's beach community Beverly Shores Indiana. Four […]

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July 24, 2012
Tunnel of Love - Kleven, Ukraine

    Enjoy a fairy tale experience in Ukraine as you and your lover visit the Tunnel of Love, located in Kleven, Ukraine. In the warm summer months, the trees grow vigorously causing a tunnel of green leaves illuminated by the sunlight. So relaxing and pretty until a train comes at you! Every year approximately 162 babies are conceived here! Haha just kidding, but this […]

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July 22, 2012
The Grand Canyon Glass Sidewalk

The "U" shaped glass sidewalk was construction in 2007 and has had millions of visitors since then. Currently it is owned by the Hualapai Indians. It stretches out about 70 feet into the canyon, and 4000 ft above the Colorado River! Belongings are not allowed onto the sidewalk as it brings the risk of it falling. Children are required […]

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July 18, 2012
Stone Building Revealed Only on Youtube

This building was started in the early 80's with intentions of keeping sheep. From then on the creator (an artist) kept on adding to it. As you can see in the video tour this building is pretty big for someone to built themselves from stones! It is so artistic in the way that nothing was […]

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July 17, 2012
Firework Show or Building? The Taipei 101 Building

The Taipei 101 formerly know as the Taipei World Financial Center was constructed in 2004 while construction started in 1999. It remained the tallest building from 2004-2010. The building is has 101 above ground (hence the name) and 5 floors below ground. The building is located in the Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building consists of the faster […]

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July 16, 2012
One World Trade Center Construction at Ground Zero

An Iconic American Building The attacks of the Twin Towers or World Trader Center brought anger, frustration, discrimination, fear, and suffering to the people of the United States. On the same say of the attack mayor Rudy Giuliani stated, "We will rebuild. We're going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The […]

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July 16, 2012
Jenga Building Planned to be Constructed 56 Leonard Street

The reason I called this a jenga building was because of all the cantilever bulges coming out of the building. The sides of the building will be completely glass. The construction began in 2007 but was seized due to financial problems during that time. Now with construction booming, hopefully the construction of this building will […]

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July 14, 2012
Park or Railroad? The High Line in New York

When you first saw the images of The High Line you might have thought that it was an abandoned railroad, which is what I first thought. That is actually correct, because before The High Line or also called New York City linear park was created in 2009 it was an abandoned railroad. It stretches 1 […]

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July 14, 2012
The National Historic Landmark Falling Water By Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Legacy If you know anything about architecture you must know about the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He was born in 1867 and died in 1959. His main philosophy was bringing nature into architecture. His fame was brought to him because of his revolutionary style. His buildings are generally […]

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