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claiming that it’s all about area, not height, the video takes viewers through a world tour comparing the gross floor area of some of the tallest buildings. The post this video reveals the true scale of the world’s tallest buildings appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Those nervous of heights should probably steer clear of the newly completed 516 Arouca bridge in Portugal. As its name suggests, the tourist attraction runs high above a river for 516 m (1,692 ft) and is hailed as the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge by Portuguese officials.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Bridge, World's Longest
Incredible new footage, captured with an 8K Insta360 Pro 2 mounted to the bottom of a DJI drone, shows the Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano in Geldingadalur, Iceland as it continues to erupt. The immersive visuals were captured by Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, founder of Arctic Images, and drone pilot Arnar Þór Þórsson in collaboration with Perlan Museum, ‘which hosts a state-of-the-art 8K planetarium and oth
California is set to be home to two new compressed-air energy storage facilities – each claiming the crown for the world’s largest non-hydro energy storage system. Developed by Hydrostor, the facilities will have an output of 500 MW and be capable of storing 4 GWh of energy.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Renewable Energy, Energy, Grid, Grid-Level Energy Storage, Compressed Air, El
Two years on from its maiden flight, the world's largest aircraft has taken to the skies for another outing. Stratolaunch's Roc carrier plane carried out its second test flight today, performing a series of in-flight maneuvers over the Mojave Air and Space Port, with everything going according to plan.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Stratolaunch, Plane
degree deodorant has introduced degree inclusive — the world’s first inclusive deodorant for people with visual impairment and upper limb motor disabilities. The post degree inclusive is the world’s first deodorant for people with disabilities appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
EarthCam has introduced the world's highest-resolution robotic webcam, the GigapixelCam X80. The new webcam can record 80,000MP panoramas. To celebrate the camera's launch, EarthCam also premiered an 80 gigapixel image of New York City, captured from the top of the Empire State Building.The GigapixelCam X80's resolution is 700 percent greater than EarthCam's previous highest-resolution webcam. Th
The UK government has announced a legally binding commitment to hit a 78 percent emissions reduction target by 2035, as compared to 1990 levels, on the way to net zero emissions by 2050. For the first time, this target includes aviation and shipping.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Climate Crisis, Emissions, Governments, Greenhouse emissions, Carbon Neutral
As part of its celebration of 50 years of photography auctions, Sotheby's recently sold a set of very early photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). Despite a pre-auction estimate of $300,000-500,000, the final sale price was a staggering $1,956,000, setting a new auction record for Talbot.The lot of Talbot images was one of 25 lots sold earlier this week as part of Sotheby's '50 Mast
The world’s “most powerful tidal turbine” was launched in the UK on Earth Day yesterday. The 74-metre 680-tonne Orbital O2 entered the River Tay in Dundee on Thursday and will […] The post Shiny Shiny round up: World’s most powerful tidal turbine launched appeared first on ShinyShiny.


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