Structures

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Near Llanarthney, Wales we find a serene scene of rolling green hills, well pruned gardens and a few grazing sheep. Then, sticking out like a sore thumb is the massive Great Glasshouse of the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Designed…

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Tuesday, 15th April 2008

Stonehenge Replicas

Earlier this week archaeologists began excavating Stonehenge in an attempt to decide once and for all exactly when this enigmatic monument was constructed. Stonehenge has most certainly been around many thousands of years, meaning there has been plenty of time…

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Wednesday, 2nd April 2008

Nuclear Water Wonderland

Just outside of Kelkar in Germany lies a huge nuclear reactor that was ultimately never taken online. The SNR-300 ‘Fast Breeder’ (a neutron reactor that creates more fuel than it uses) was needed since Germany has a limited supply of…

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Wednesday, 26th March 2008

Easter Eggs

Today is Easter Sunday, and it is the earliest Easter we’ve had since 1913. In fact, it’s almost the earliest possible date for Easter, which via a very complex calculation falls between March 22nd and April 25th (inclusive). The last…

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Sunday, 23rd March 2008

Two out of Three views of Japan

The “Three Views of Japan” are just like the Seven Wonders of the World, except they’re all in Japan. And there’s only three of them. Firstly there’s “Matsushima”, a group of around 260 miniature islands which are all covered in…

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Friday, 7th March 2008

World’s Biggest Aircraft Carriers

Following on from January’s World’s biggest passenger ships post, today we’re going to be looking at the largest aircraft carriers on the water. These warships act as mobile airbases, allowing aircraft to be launched as close to the theatre of…

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Monday, 3rd March 2008

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