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Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western Europe and the USA to house the massive lighter-than-air craft. Today, only a handful of these huge structures remain, including…

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Thursday, 10th April 2014

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations where water conditions are very sheltered. The road surface is supported by pontoons, which – while they do float –…

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Thursday, 3rd April 2014

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

To celebrate the holiday season this year we’ll take a look at Christmas Trees, whose “leaves are so unchanging. Not only green when summer’s here, but also when ’tis cold and drear”1. In the United States, an estimated 31 million…

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Wednesday, 19th December 2012

Wow! That’s a LOT of cars!

Check out all of these white cars parked on an airfield in Green Cove Springs, Florida! GSS reader Jon who sent us this sight thought the all-white cars might be hidden UN vehicles stashed behind trees at a US airbase.…

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Friday, 18th June 2010

Mystery Forest Art

It’s not uncommon to stumble across some interesting sights and shapes when you browse through Google Maps, but there’s something special about stumbling across forest clearings that surely must be man-made, but there’s no obvious reason for the recognisable shapes!…

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Friday, 27th November 2009

Newberry Volcano (Volcano Week 4)

It’s Volcano Week 4 here at GSS. Volcanoes, about a week. You know the drill! Newberry Volcano is an immense shield volcano located in central Oregon. In addition to a main volcanic caldera, the system is composed of many domes,…

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Wednesday, 29th July 2009
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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