Everybody’s life seems to be so awesome when they strap on a GoPro and hit record. It’s like they’ve joined a secret club where everyone jumps out of planes for breakfast, beat avalanches for lunch, go spearfishing for dinner and fly in a wing suit for a light dessert. But the truth is, not everyone’s life is that…
Engineers have done some pretty remarkable things in the past 200 years. But some of the most exciting have taken place entirely underground. From the digging of the NYC subway system to the Yucca Mountain tunnels, these machines are responsible for boring entire worlds below our feet.
Well, to be fair, any list of bloggers is going to be less fun than any expectation you could possibly have for it. (And your expectations for a blogger list better be pretty low to begin with.) But this list of who commented on the Oracle vs. Google trial, while also being paid by Google? Dud.
We've been thinking a lot today about moving earth to make pathways. Tunnels. What if you're not talking about thin, dirt tubes to move humans, though, but holes so big entire industries can flow through them? This is the world's largest tunnel boring machine: an Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Shield developed by…
The weekend after Thanksgiving/Black Friday is definitely relaxing but also a little boring. But it's not the most boring day in the 20th century. That'd be April 11th, 1954. A scientist developed software to determine that as the boringest day ever.
In brief, these are the shiny new gadgets that made me fall asleep and headbutt my keyboard. Zzzz.