How many webcams are there in the world? I have no idea. Millions upon millions. But the problem is that 99.99% of them are dull and boring, like watching concrete dry. (Although, perhaps, the very inner essence of webcams is to be repetitious and dull.) But take a look at the collection we've put together here: these boring webcams are actually amazing in another way.
Seen up top is a radiant snapshot from the live stream showing the construction of the New Safe Confinement, a new protective metal structure that will soon cover the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. You can watch the progress online as this $2 billion project nears completion in 2015 (at the earliest). But, if you have some affection for science and technology, you will probably like these webcams, too: