Germany

Maglev Test Track

Between the cities of Lathen and Dörpen, Germany, lies the Emsland Transrapid Test Facility – a 31.5 km long elevated track built to test trains propelled by magnetic levitation – a form of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles…

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Thursday, 3rd January 2008

Football fans

Here we see Germany’s Burgplatz, which is absolutely swarming with people. Or, more specifically, very orange people! The overwhelming orange-ness of the crowd can only mean they are fans of the Dutch football team, who were gathered in the square…

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Thursday, 20th December 2007

European Barge Lifting

Today we’re posting a roundup of the most interesting ways Europe has employed to get canal barges up-and-over stuff. The simplest method is of course a bridge, of which you can see several excellent examples in our previous post, A…

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Friday, 30th November 2007

Mystery Crop-Circle Face

Back in 2005 we had tons of fun trying to work out whose face could be seen in this Peruvian sand dune. So who wants to hazard a guess as to who some amateur crop-circle makers were trying to draw,…

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Tuesday, 27th November 2007

Secret Swimming Pools

As it’s home to the 509th Bomb Wing, operators of the very distinctive wing-shaped B2 stealth bombers, it should be easy to spot a B2 at Whiteman Air Force Base. Unfortunately, we’re not in luck today, as browsing around the…

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Monday, 12th November 2007

Dropped Cone

The resolution on Google Earth is amazing these days! Just look at the clarity on this dropped ice-cream cone in Cologne’s Neumarkt! As the ant-sized people have probably already given away, this isn’t an ordinary ice cream cone – it’s…

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Monday, 5th November 2007
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Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

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