Architecture / Engineering

  • All About Tower Cranes - Their Uses, Basic Components & Specifications

    Tower cranes are used for lifting heavy building materials like concrete slabs, steel structures, bulk sand bags; machinery equipment like power generators, cement mixing machines; and other objects. They are usually located on top of buildings...
    By sriram balu May 20, 2011 

  • The Michelson-Morley Experiment of 1887

    The Michelson-Morley experiment is a great experiment in the history of science, and the instrument of this experiment is used for studying the wave nature of light.
    By Asheesh May 18, 2011 

  • The "Glowing Milky Seas" Legend

    Learn about the concept of glowing milky seas and how it has mystified sailors for the past many centuries. Know more about the latest findings on this aspect of the ocean mystery
    By Ricky April 29, 2011 

  • Is the Bermuda Triangle Real? Deep Sea Mysteries

    Despite improvements in science and technology there are some mysteries that have yet to be solved. One such mystery is the Bermuda triangle, Find out the real truth behind this infamous area of the sea.
    By Ricky April 18, 2011 

  • History of Lighthouses & Famous Lighthouses in the UK and US

    The history of lighthouses can be traced back to Egyptian times. Before that the vegetation around dangerous headlands used to be set afire to warn sailors of nearby dangers. Lighthouses are built on rocky outcrops, Islands, and harbors and as a visual...
    By Willie Scott March 31, 2011 

  • The Tay Bridge Disaster

    The Tay Bridge Disaster occurred in1897 during a violent storm when part of the massive steel structure failed. This plunged 75 passengers on a train crossing the bridge into the Tay Estuary. Civil Engineer Thomas Bouch had been authorized by...
    By Willie Scott March 28, 2011 

  • Interesting Information About Mount Rushmore

    Representing 150 years of American History, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a monumental sculpture located within the United States. Mount Rushmore is famous for its unique architecture and artistry. Find out how this huge structure was constructed...
    By Raunekk March 24, 2011 

  • What Makes a Ship Float? Archimedes Principle & Buoyancy

    What would make someone so excited they would jump out of their bathtub and run naked through the streets shouting Eureka? The discovery of the principle of buoyancy of course! Find out how a massive ship can float & answers to other pressing...
    By Ricky March 9, 2011 

  • Early History of the Panama Canal

    The history of the Panama Canal is a dark one with around 80,000 deaths by the time the canal was completed. Discover a brief time line of events surrounding its building.
    By vishalseafarer November 30, 2010 

  • What Does the Nautical Star Represent?

    One of the oldest, most common, and most frequently misunderstood tattoos is that of the Nautical Star. With variations ranging from a simple 5-pointed, two dimensional star to a more complex three dimensional representation, the Nautical Star is associated...
    By AMT November 17, 2010 
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