12 of the World’s Most Insane Engineering Rush Hour in Different Countries 5 months ago   08:15

From Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope to Hong Kong International Airport here are 12 of the World’s Most Insane Engineering Marvels.

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6. Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope

Along with the Hubble Space Telescope Chandra is one of NASA’s most advanced space observatories. Chandra has advanced astronomers knowledge of stars, galaxies, black holes and the origin of life inducing elements. It was appropriately and fittingly named after Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, whose work on black holes earned him a Nobel Prize in physics in 1983. Originally launched in 1999 the observatories longevity and scientific value has made it one of NASA’s most successful missions. In 2014 Chandra observed the awe-inspiring Tycho supernova remnant, which was created by the explosion of a white dwarf star.

5. Shasta Dam

Stretching mightily across the Sacramento River in Northern California construction of the Shasta Dam took place from 1938 to 1945. Once completed it would back up water for over 35 miles to form Shasta Lake, California’s largest reservoir and a place that is visited by millions of vacationers annually. Frank Crowe, who had just helped finish the Hoover Dam oversaw the entire project, which included 4,700 workers building what was the second largest concrete dam in the country. Twelve million tons of gravel was needed for the project. Luckily a substantial supply was located in the nearby city of Redding. To transport this large quantity of gravel the world’s longest conveyor belt was constructed. It was 9.6 miles long and operated 24/7 for several years.

4. Millau Viaduct

Soaring high above the clouds, the world was captivated by the Millau Viaduct when it opened in December 2004. The idea that the viaduct only took three years to build is almost as astounding as the bridge itself. Towers on the incredible structure rise to a height of one thousand one hundred and twenty-five feet, making it the tallest bridge in the world. Seven pillars weighing 700 tons each were built for the project that had to be placed in exactly the right place for the bridge to be a success. Multiple satellite signals were used to help pinpoint the right spots for the pillars to be placed. Bridge specialist Michel Virlogeux and renowned British architect Norman Foster were employed to design the Millau Viaduct which is widely regarded as an engineering marvel that has no equal.

3. Hubble Space Telescope

Anytime you hear news about a new distant star or planet found in outer space it was likely discovered with the use of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has rested in low Earth orbit since 1990. It's named after Edwin Hubble, who took the largest telescopes of his day to the Mt. Wilson Observatory near Pasadena, California and discovered countless unknown planets and galaxies in the 1920’s. Experts have published over fourteen thousand scientific papers using data from the space telescope, making it one of the most productive instruments of science in history. At launch, it weighed twenty-four thousand pounds, and today it is twenty-seven thousand pounds and 43.5 feet long.

2. Hong Kong International Airport

Though the Kansai International Airport in Japan was the first to be entirely built on an artificial island when it opened in 1994, it lies on soft land that has been sinking much more quickly than anticipated, ultimately making the project a potentially colossal failure. The Hong Kong International Airport went a lot better. The project took six years and around twenty billion dollars to build making it one of the biggest projects in the aviation industry. It lies on Chek Lap Kok, an island that is mostly made of land reclaimed for the construction of the airport. The 24-hour airport is one of the busiest in the world and holds one of the Earth’s largest passenger terminal buildings

1. ISS

The International Space Station is not only the largest human-made object in orbit, but it also represents a collaboration of nations around the world. Five space agencies (NASA, Russia’s Roscosmos (ross cosmos), the European Space Agency, The Canadian Space Agency and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) representing fifteen countries were involved in constructing the one hundred billion dollar station. The structure was taken and built piece by piece in orbit and has been continuously occupied since November 2, 2000. Current plans call for ISS to be in operation until 2024, by which time some of its first components will be nearly three decades old.

Comments 716 Comments

Oussama Brik
Music background too loud
otto leeverink
right now there are plans of building an even bigger particle collider!
Typical K!wi
These videos are so shit now. Rushed and seems to be running out of ideas.
Giorgio Bottura
It would have been nice to have the metric system also used in the video :-)
Adam Burton
Falkirk wheel rotation takes 5 minutes, you need to add 10m for the two locks. Its' a modern design , it does not take one hour - what a joke!
Gustavo Serrano
So I see I wasn't the only one who had trouble keeping up lol. Hope he isn't this annoyingly fast in real life
Kelly Menefee
Dude, where’s the fire? You rushed through that so quickly it was hard to understand. Great idea, the info I did hear was very interesting, just slow down!!!
The Bolwarracolt
Hey Talltanic..
Did you like at least one project ?
Shaun O'Loughlin
Number 2 on the list is named the Hong Kong international Airport BUT its the Kensai Airport in JAPAN!!!!
i think building the moon was the best thing we done
Wouter Faes
Ok the big huge dams being build and creating some huge shit , that i believe . Because all of the problems are actually on the surface . CERN on the other hand ( OH NO WE CREATE BLACK HOLE OHNONO ) ye no .. dont believe in this stuff . Yes black holes are real , and at some point in time our earth has to deal with this , but by the time this MIGHT happen that a black hole is even close to our so it does get into its gravity we either figured away around it and just make an energy source OR we are all dead . It is that easy . Humans live to make it the power source , or we are dead
jonathan stentz
The LHC is located around Geneva not Basel...
Nsm S
Pyramid of giza is no 1.
We built it thousands of years ago.
Unwatchable due to the music sadly.
JanSteen Steen
How about the Deltawerken? And how about Flevoland? This is quite a superpower fixated top 12.
Michael, Simon Giesbrecht
Really this is just for entertainment. I dont find it entertaining to be lead astray or tricked Im unsure to how anyone would find that to be entertaining. I guess maybe its like seeing someone trivially hurt themselves and finding it funny but only if it isnt serious. This kind of video creates fear. Again not entertaining. At least your not telling people to go and wreck a bunch of valuables to get free internet for example. Costing them real money and time only to be told in the end its not real. Like wow that is almost as bad as people bragging about how they actively knowingly contributed to killing trees to the tune of a million a year or tried to save a animal after first hearing it in distress for hours Its unbelievable how ignorant and hypocritical humans are still 8 billion. That is just the ones we have been able to count. People wonder howcome the world is having Tsunami after earthquake after flood and repeat Half of us rest every day. So all our weight stands still for up to average 8 hours. How much pressure builds up and is released daily Obvious to me howcome our planet seems to be under attack. Its because it is What does almost every organism do when it gets hot Well get ready and prepare because Like ultron said she is winding up
Shah Ali Faizan
Extremely misleading and biased. Everything built by Europe and China has concerns and all things US made are Numbers, Costs and Achievement
Corrine Tsang
China is building a maglev train at a designed speed of 600 km/hr..Huawei is building a 5G I-phone
Wynchell Abanes
Too much misleading and wrong information. Get your facts straight please.
The palm islands are the largest man-made islands ever built? Uh, maybe they need to take a trip to the South China Sea and see what China has built.
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Rush Hour in Different Countries 12 of the World’s Most Insane Engineering 5 months ago   15:31

You are stuck in your car in what seems like an endless flow of other vehicles. You get stuck in traffic jams on your way to work or to the airport to pick up your friends. That crazy nerve-wracking time is called “rush hour,” and you wish you could fly away to the other side of the world to escape it.
Do you want to see how the world looks during the busiest hours of the day? Some of the contrasts are truly fascinating!

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