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Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Atomium

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Atomium

A little less than 4 years before the crucial date, i.e. November 1954, the engineer André Waterkeyn, who wished to celebrate scientific progress, hit upon the idea of the Atomium. This was to...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Belaz 75710

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Belaz 75710

The Belaz 75710 is the biggest dumptruck in the world, one capable of moving 450 tonnes in one go. When you are mining the world for its natural resources, it’s no surprise...
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...