Qatar is so fantastically shiny that it looks like a 3D render

Time bender Michael Shainblum works his time lapse magic on a place where I would totally believe magic still exists: Doha, Qatar. He shows the bustling new city of skyscrapers and constant construction next to the old world and its ancient culture. Just going around the city will feel like time traveling. » 4/16/14 9:18pm 4/16/14 9:18pm

The Middle East Revolts Laid Out in a Beautiful Interactive Timeline

The UK Guardian has a beautiful interactive timeline breaking down the chain of events as it pertains to the Middle East revolts, which involve Egypt, Tunsia and Libya. Cleanly organized by date, event and country, it's a helpful way to make sense of a lot of information at the very least. [Guardian] » 3/22/11 4:23pm 3/22/11 4:23pm

Infinity Tower to Twist by 90º Over Dubai Marina

For the record, I would like to state that I'm really bored of these outsized erections popping up all over the Arabian Peninsula. This one is going up in the Dubai Marina. It's called the Infinity Tower (because that is how long it seems that we have been covering these giant penile substitutes that are currently… » 2/15/08 8:12am 2/15/08 8:12am

How To Fix a Mysteriously Ruptured Undersea Cable

Not a week after two massive undersea telecom cables were snapped—according to BBC News, most likely due not to Godzilla but a single tanker "dragging its anchor along the sea bed"—and the repairs are well underway. But how in the hell do you repair a nine-layer steel-reinforced cable located deep beneath the surface… » 2/06/08 10:10am 2/06/08 10:10am

Undersea Telecom Cables Mysteriously Cut, Digitally Stranding India and…

One of today's biggest stories is the fact that India and the Middle East had about 75% of their digital connection to Europe cut off when two cables on the floor of the Mediterranean snapped under mysterious circumstances. Cables get damaged all the time, but never have two gone out simultaneously. It will take days,… » 1/31/08 10:57am 1/31/08 10:57am