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Tuesday's marvels of engineering

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Chandra X-ray observatory

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Chandra X-ray observatory

The Chandra X-ray Observatory which was launched in 1999 by NASA is the most powerful and largest (at 45 feet) x-ray telescope in the world. It was launched to capture images of high...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Nano engine

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Nano engine

Physicists have built the smallest working engine ever created. It's a heat-powered motor barely larger than the single atom it runs on. Designed and build by a team of experimental physicists led by...
Bagger 288

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Bagger 288

One of the world’s heaviest land vehicles is in use at the Garzweiler open pit lignite mine. It can move 240,000 cubic meters of earth per day, it’s as heavy as more than...
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex. The...
Tuesday’s wonders of engineering: The Beijing National Stadium

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: The Beijing National Stadium

In 1889, the Eiffel tower was unveiled at the Paris World Fair and, despite the initial debate over its aesthetic appeal, within a short period became the iconic image of a city...