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The new 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington is to be a place of exchange which will have many programmed outdoor spaces and active zones according to the designers. The design for the bridge is from OMA and OLIN and their design was picked following a competition that ran for seven months. The design was chosen by the competition jury in a unanimous decision, along with coming top of a public poll. [Image Courtesy of OMA/OLIN] The 11th street bridges that exist cross over the Anacostia River and are between the Anacostia Park on one side and Washington Navy Yard […]
A top secret space plane has returned from a nearly two year mission in orbit landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on October 17th. Just what the space plane has been doing during its 674 day mission has been open to some rather interesting speculation. Some have suggested that the craft known as X-37B was carrying a payload of spy gear for surveillance and others have just gone complete James Bond by speculating that the spacecraft was sent to capture satellites from other nations or to keep an eye on China’s space lab. From an online fact sheet written by […]
In something like a scene out of a Transformers film, an enormous horse-dragon robot and a gigantic mechanical spider have been battling it out in downtown Beijing. The show is stirring awe in the Chinese capital and is celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between France and China. “Long Ma”, which means a fine horse in the shape of a dragon, takes on the spider called “The Princess” in a robotic puppet show loosely based on the Chinese creation myth of the goddess Nuwa, who made people out of yellow mud and saved humanity from apocalypse after one of the pillars […]
The position of greatest ship in the world now belongs to a new vessel; the Pieter Schelte built by DSME and Allsease, an absurdly big ship that is able to lift and carry an entire oil platform by itself. It is in the catamaran ship category along with two other ships that can achieve good speed even with insane sizes, as is the case here. The above photograph, taken in South Korea during a test, is very rare: the Pieter Schelte is almost never seen at sea, despite already being well in advanced stages of construction. The ship has impressive measurements: 382m x 117m, […]
An enormous 30 m telescope has begun construction atop the volcanic peak of Mauna Kea in Hawaii at an expected cost of a whopping $1.4billion. After years of planning and discussions, construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) started on October 7th but the first light to enter the lens will not be until 2022. The start of the building phase was celebrated with an opening ceremony which was delayed due to protesters blocking the mountain road. [Image Courtesy of TMT] “The groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), hindered by a small group of protestors for a […]
The stunning images below were taken by photographer Alastair Philip Wiper at Opko, a port in South Korea, showing the construction of the world’s largest container ship – the Maersk Triple E (the title for largest ship goes to the Prelude FLNG). Maersk made an order back in 2011 for twenty of the vessels to be built by Daewoo Shipping at a cost of $3.8bn in total. (Photographs: Alastair Philip Wiper) The Triple E class is 400 meters long and 59 meters wide, making it only 3 meters longer and 4 meters wider than its predecessor, the E class. Despite this small increase […]