China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America

May 12, 2014 by  
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It sounds like an April Fool’s joke, but from what we can tell, the Chinese government is completely serious about their latest high speed rail project. According to multiple news outlets, China plans to build an 8,000+ mile railroad (sounds plausible) connecting China, Russia, Canada, and the U.S. that includes a 125 mile undersea tunnel spanning the Bering Strait! The plan was announced in China’s state-run newspaper, the Beijing Times , and apparently Russia is already on-board with the plan. While it would be nice to travel from China to America in two days without setting foot in a single airport, engineers around the globe are skeptical. Read the rest of China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bering Strait undersea train , China high speed train , China transportation project , China undersea train , China underwater train , China-Russia-Canada-America rail line , Under-Sea Train to the United States , undersea train , undersea train linking china and america

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Design Flaw at Renzo Piano’s The Shard Gives Guests Embarrassing Views

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Renzo Piano ’s The Shard in London is giving guests more than they bargained for. Because of a design flaw in the glassy skyscraper, guests at the Shangri-La Hotel have been able to see the reflection of private spaces in neighboring rooms that should be hidden from view. When the lights are on at night in Europe’s tallest building , angled reflections from the windows provide a clear view of other guests – in their bedrooms. Read the rest of Design Flaw at Renzo Piano’s The Shard Gives Guests Embarrassing Views Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , Embarrassing Views , Europe’s tallest building , green design , renzo piano , Shangri-La Hotel London , sustainable design , the shard , The Shard design flaw , Voyeuristic Views

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Incredible World of Origami Masterpieces Coming to NYC This Summer

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If you’re fascinated by origami, you won’t want to miss “Surface to Structure: Folded Forms” , a new show coming to NYC’s Cooper Union in June. The exhibition will showcase the works of some of the world’s foremost origami masters as well as other emerging paper artists. Check out our gallery for a sneak peek at some of the incredibly intricate pieces that will be on display at the show. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , art nyc , cooper union , folding paper , Japanese technique , origami , origami animals , origami art , origami at cooper union , Paper Craft , Surface to Structure: Folded Forms

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