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10 Best Planetariums In The World

A planetarium is a large dome shaped theater in which the crowed looks to the top of the dome which is projected with video shows about astronomy and the night sky. Some planetariums have movement features that help simulate the movement and complexity of different objects in the galaxy. Some planetariums also use lasers and other advanced means...

10 Outdated Gadgets No One Uses Anymore

Jerry: Dad, it’s got lots of other functions. Morty: Don’t worry. I’ll get to the other functions.. (Seinfeld, The Wizard) Technology is moving faster and faster, and consumers are having a hard time keeping up. The phone you bought just last year knowing it’s the best in the market, looks today like old news with poor...

10 Most Famous Engineering Disasters

After writing the 10 most amazing engineering achievements list, it’s time for the less pleasant list of engineering disasters. We all make mistakes, and engineers aren’t an exception. But engineering mistakes can cause unforgettable disasters that will forever echo in the minds of those who witnessed them, and their causes will be...

10 Most Amazing Engineering Achievements

Mankind has achieved remarkable engineering accomplishments that can be seen all around the world. We gathered together a diverse list of 10 such achievements, from incredible technology achievements, to incredible man-made structures, from recent history to accomplishments thousands of years old, that show that when people work together to...

10 Most Beautiful Roman Aqueducts In The World

An aqueduct is a man-made watercourse that was built to convey water from one place to another. During the prime years of ancient Rome the Romans built many such aqueducts all over Europe, in order to bring water from different sources into their cities. When needed, they built bridges as part of the artificial watercourse. The water was then used...

10 Most Beautiful Stone Bridges In The World

We already composed many lists dedicated to bridges: the tallest bridges (and highest), longest bridges, scariest, movable bridges or most famous bridges. It’s about time to dedicate a post solely to stone bridges. These bridges are all centuries old and stood the test of time. We chose the 10 we think are most beautiful and impressive, but...

10 Best Observatories In The World

1. Mauna Kea Observatory (MKO), Hawaii, United States – Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, on the summit of Mauna Kea mountain, the MKO is the world’s largest array of optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomical equipment. The Mauna Kea Observatory houses more telescopes than any other single mountain peak observatory in the world...

10 Most Famous Man-Made Arches

1. Arc de Triumph, Paris, France – One of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the  western end of the Champs-Élysées and honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. It was...

10 Most Famous Lighthouses In The World

1. Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, Argentina – Also known as the ‘the lighthouse at the end of the world’, this lighthouse is located on a small island 5 nmi (which are 9.3 km) east to the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The lighthouse was built in 1920 and is now a popular tourists attraction and can...

10 Highest Bridges In The World

This is a list of the world’s highest public bridges. The height of the bridge is ranked by the height of the deck which is the maximum distance from the road of the bridge down to the ground or water beneath. In other words, when you drive in your car over the bridge and look down – how far does the ground look. This list of highest...

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