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12 of the World’s Most Insane Engineering Marvels

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From Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope to Hong Kong International Airport here are 12 of the World’s Most Insane Engineering Marvels. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope Along with the Hubble Space Telescope Chandra is one of NASA’s most advanced space observatories. Chandra has advanced astronomers knowledge of stars, galaxies, black holes and the origin of life inducing elements. It was appropriately and fittingly named after Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, whose work on black holes earned him a Nobel Prize in physics in 1983. Originally launched in 1999 the observatories longevity and scientific value has made it one of NASA’s most successful missions. In 2014 Chandra observed the awe-inspiring Tycho supernova remnant, which was created by the explosion of a white dwarf star. 5. Shasta Dam Stretching mightily across the Sacramento River in Northern California construction of the Shasta Dam took place from 1938 to 1945. Once completed it would back up water for over 35 miles to form Shasta Lake, California’s largest reservoir and a place that is visited by millions of vacationers annually. Frank Crowe, who had just helped finish the Hoover Dam oversaw the entire project, which included 4,700 workers building what was the second largest concrete dam in the country. Twelve million tons of gravel was needed for the project. Luckily a substantial supply was located in the nearby city of Redding. To transport this large quantity of gravel the world’s longest conveyor belt was constructed. It was 9.6 miles long and operated 24/7 for several years. 4. Millau Viaduct Soaring high above the clouds, the world was captivated by the Millau Viaduct when it opened in December 2004. The idea that the viaduct only took three years to build is almost as astounding as the bridge itself. Towers on the incredible structure rise to a height of one thousand one hundred and twenty-five feet, making it the tallest bridge in the world. Seven pillars weighing 700 tons each were built for the project that had to be placed in exactly the right place for the bridge to be a success. Multiple satellite signals were used to help pinpoint the right spots for the pillars to be placed. Bridge specialist Michel Virlogeux and renowned British architect Norman Foster were employed to design the Millau Viaduct which is widely regarded as an engineering marvel that has no equal. 3. Hubble Space Telescope Anytime you hear news about a new distant star or planet found in outer space it was likely discovered with the use of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has rested in low Earth orbit since 1990. It's named after Edwin Hubble, who took the largest telescopes of his day to the Mt. Wilson Observatory near Pasadena, California and discovered countless unknown planets and galaxies in the 1920’s. Experts have published over fourteen thousand scientific papers using data from the space telescope, making it one of the most productive instruments of science in history. At launch, it weighed twenty-four thousand pounds, and today it is twenty-seven thousand pounds and 43.5 feet long. 2. Hong Kong International Airport Though the Kansai International Airport in Japan was the first to be entirely built on an artificial island when it opened in 1994, it lies on soft land that has been sinking much more quickly than anticipated, ultimately making the project a potentially colossal failure. The Hong Kong International Airport went a lot better. The project took six years and around twenty billion dollars to build making it one of the biggest projects in the aviation industry. It lies on Chek Lap Kok, an island that is mostly made of land reclaimed for the construction of the airport. The 24-hour airport is one of the busiest in the world and holds one of the Earth’s largest passenger terminal buildings 1. ISS The International Space Station is not only the largest human-made object in orbit, but it also represents a collaboration of nations around the world. Five space agencies (NASA, Russia’s Roscosmos (ross cosmos), the European Space Agency, The Canadian Space Agency and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) representing fifteen countries were involved in constructing the one hundred billion dollar station. The structure was taken and built piece by piece in orbit and has been continuously occupied since November 2, 2000. Current plans call for ISS to be in operation until 2024, by which time some of its first components will be nearly three decades old.
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chazz Lucas (1 day ago)
LOW EARTH ORBIT IS 4,500 TO 6,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ..... SO WHAT THE HELL IS THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE MADE OF ? LOL... And what about the Panama Canal or the Suez Canal ? Retard
chazz Lucas (1 day ago)
vercingetorix (2 days ago)
music is unbearable
Rogier is hier (4 days ago)
you are really forgetting the Dutch delta works...
Webb walle (4 days ago)
IPconfigEARTH (6 days ago)
Brendan Walker (8 days ago)
Literally every single thing you just pointed out issues that you thought of yourself. Instead of mentioning the positives of three gorges damn for example you literally only mentioned the downturns. Dickhead
chazz Lucas (1 day ago)
Hey Brendan Walker did they have to tear down your house and neighborhood to build that dam ?.... If not than you know what you have to do .... RIGHT ???????
Chem (11 days ago)
Use metric units, you monkey!
Ásgeir Loftsson (14 days ago)
leave out the environmental crying
alastair john (15 days ago)
don't take the products of great scientific endeavour and dishonour those involved with lazy cometary just to rip people on this poorly researched parasitic populist click bait. shame on you!!
alastair john (15 days ago)
tyson and hawking were NOT concerned about the lhc creating a black hole don't lie!
nabzim (15 days ago)
Shasta is pronounced "shaw-stuh" not sha-stuh (like the 'a' in "ass"), its Shasta where 'a' sounds like the 'o' in "rock lobster".
DEVARMONT7 (19 days ago)
$100B on the ISS and morons still think the earth is flat. Looks like they didn't spend enough.
MariaOcto (22 days ago)
Title needs to have "Modern" added to it. Otherwise, the Great Pyramid of Giza is definitely missing from the list. Even today, it accounts as an insane engineering marvel that surpasses several on this list.
Nathanael McCooeye (22 days ago)
I love the music!
wakeer100 (23 days ago)
We get it. Every single project destroys the earth. This is just propaganda.
Jorge Manso (24 days ago)
We should need nothing, these Engineering Marvels are all bullshit as we could all be God. perfect, eternal... Let us out of here... Over infinite time, Physics and Chemistry created biology.. biology created us, after 4 000 000 000 years of evolution... We are the victims, and victimizers of that UNINTELLIGENT process, as we were created IMPERFECT, in an IMPERFECT environment for us... We are the prisoners, rapists, orphans, murderers, blind, drunk, retarded, homeless, losers, sick, of this reality that we do not control nor understand totally... We are IMPERFECT, because our design is so, not because we want to be IMPERFECT... We are a problem to ourselves...as we create all our sickness and misery!...by PROCREATING...is that not idiotic, ridiculous? There is PERFECTION before we are born!.. Please understand this: There is PERFECTION before we are born!.. Do not impose this stupid life on others, be kind, intelligent merciful... End imperfection...create perfection.... Let's be The Savior......Let's be perfect... If you liked this message, pass it on, show others what life is really about, copy, then paste this message, make your own, post them on YouTube comments section.... Became a fighter for the ultimate cause...PERFECTION.... Welcome..... . Learn the facts, watch the playlist... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivUMiPq1-Qo&list=PLEY-6zOqLhRH71MWn_Q9pQjEExznjsHMK&t=150s&index=1
Janus Wrangel (26 days ago)
Metric please
abidin hossini (27 days ago)
Ass hol Arab terrorist
Kevin Michael Callihan Sr. (28 days ago)
Strategy architects at work via naamm.org/emma. A nice advert.
Nirmal Rana (28 days ago)
please change background music...It's drawing down my energy.
J F (30 days ago)
Nice video but next time, please use the metric system
1000 subs with no videos challange (1 month ago)
2:06 rip Hawking
HuntedRanger (1 month ago)
"largest man made island" what about flevoland in the netherlands
Himanshu Singh (1 month ago)
Music very irritating and difficult to listen. Non-sense units give extra headaches.
Stan Blade (1 month ago)
Hubble didn't took the telescope to the observatory and "discovered countless unknown planets and galaxies in 1920s"????!!! Come on, please respect facts.
Biker Boiy (1 month ago)
*THUMBS DOWN Narration or Music NOT both can't hear what you say*
Noah Spurrier (1 month ago)
I stopped the video when it reported that Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Hawking were concerned about the potential for the Large Hadron Collider to make a black hole. This is C grade high school level reporting. If I were a high school guidance counselor I’d encourage the author to consider a trade school instead of college.
Patrik Dulík (1 month ago)
Drop the background music next time
Ramesh Kandimalla (1 month ago)
Voice clarity is missing at end of the each sentence
Jimmy C (1 month ago)
This reminds me of a school project... no insight into the subjects covered and errors strewn everywhere....
Tactical Aioli (1 month ago)
it's also to make the bogus space structures believable
Frank Tenpenny (1 month ago)
Stop using beetle juice measurement units How tall are you beetle juice? About 25ft . What colour is a carrot? A carrot is... a carrot is.... a carot is a carrot, don't know nothing bout carrots
edmond nelson (1 month ago)
Please get a better robot voice.
Mark Cooke (1 month ago)
Channel tunnel is a fantastic engineering feat
ankur singh (1 month ago)
No Egyptian pyramids, far greater feat than any of these.
mike liburd (1 month ago)
How much does that job pays per hour?
AAA (2 months ago)
How could you miss one of the greatest engineering marvels of the early 1900's?!" I mean it's amazing what these engineers were able to accomplish! After over a full century, the swimming pools on the titanic are STILL full of water! It's a freaking miracle of science!
Matthew Rider (2 months ago)
Where the uck(F) is the Death Star? Just because the retarded engineer purposefully designed an Achilles Heel (which proved to be fatal) twice, does NOT mean it deserves to be taken off the list.
bonerhalodude (2 months ago)
who gives a shit about the enviorment
TheAnalv (2 months ago)
International Fake Station , wake up
John 47 (2 months ago)
I had to stop since your background "music" is like waterboarding. Just horrible.
wendt152 (2 months ago)
It was yellow fever at panama, physicists arent fearful of a black hole at cern, as well as several more inaccuracies.. do you people even research things or just read off trending internet headlines?
BanielDrown (2 months ago)
Fucking imperial measurements.....
wexer82 (2 months ago)
This channel is misleading and disingenuous.
I like to watch (2 months ago)
Umm... (1:19) "Flooded archeological and cultural sites can cause significant ecological and environmental changes." Hey, let's just say a bunch of random words quickly and hope that no one notices that it doesn't make sense.
Pamela Jean (2 months ago)
Your music was annoying
Dragon And Bunny Greenchild (2 months ago)
Those guys are quacks working for the cabal. Wake3 up satan is real and you whether you know it or not are part of a satanic religion.
I hate words (2 months ago)
NASA is the biggest loser of all time, except hubble.
Rocky Dans (2 months ago)
Why are you showing filthy indian beaches whilst talking about palm islands in dubai? Do you expect us to be so think we won’t notice?
Max West (2 months ago)
Work on your enunciation as well. You are very mumbly.
Max West (2 months ago)
Neither Stephen Hawking or NDT are concerned about the LHC creating a black hole, you lying twat.
Manuqtix Manuqtix (2 months ago)
Come on manufacture space crafts to travel to other worlds. Use your imagination
Danica naude (2 months ago)
The photo shown on 6:44 was absolutely beautiful.
John Calvert (2 months ago)
You forgot to mention the Apollo program
Christopher Rod (2 months ago)
Is this a engineering marvels video or a dam environmentalist piece of criticism?
Pete Deiler (2 months ago)
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Javan Narshon (2 months ago)
So what's that annoying background sound for? As if the half-baked information isn't annoying enough. Senji!!!!
Hector lopez (2 months ago)
Guess the pyramids r old news 🤣
Chen Somnus (2 months ago)
cannot get the information which countries are these project...
5kdesertfox (2 months ago)
Man, this video is so inaccurate...
Gerald Dixon Cummings (2 months ago)
Change the soundtrack before I hunt your arse down and spank it silly.
peter L. (2 months ago)
loose the damned noise
MsJinkerson (2 months ago)
The Hong Kong airport is sinking slowly there is a Y T video on it
Shaafisman Gorge (2 months ago)
Three gorges dam project china I did as case study in geography at high school
S J prakash (2 months ago)
but your background music really is creating a headache and it is really unpleasant . Bad choice .
Alexander Karl (2 months ago)
This video is 90% bull shit
Adsta Congrejo (2 months ago)
If you're going to lay into one project for its controversy then do it to all of them. Off the top of my head I can think of how the dams in America were built in dangerous deadly and near slave conditions. How hubble was a massive failure at first and cost huge amounts to be fixed. There is some hidden racism to this report
Engineer Geek (2 months ago)
David Piff (2 months ago)
Very sorry but I had to stop the video because of that music background - it's very annoying
David Piff (2 months ago)
Good Review but that background music hits a nerve
M N H (3 months ago)
Shaun Cochran (3 months ago)
The music needs changing...not sure why they would choose that crap, to sound like background construction noise??
bruno yipes (3 months ago)
The Muslims don't care. They only know what their Qur'an tells them to do.
Henrik Larsson (3 months ago)
Spacelies- peace
CJ W (3 months ago)
No mention of the French when taking up American involvement in the Panama Canal just USA blowhards.
Josh Codog (3 months ago)
You sound like Montrose in The Leet World.
Alabama Liberal (3 months ago)
The music volume is RIDICULOUS!
DustyRusty81 (3 months ago)
going to the moon & back isn't on your list of Most Insane Engineering Marvels?
FrugalGarlic746 // FG746 (3 months ago)
R.I.P Steven Hawkins
khunt (3 months ago)
china and its infrastructure is doing far better than that shithole the jewnighted states. id like you to reference your sources rather than sit there and talk shit. but let me guess hoover dam and shasta dam are just fine right? lolol stupid cunt
MrPinknumber (3 months ago)
Was that part about the black hole trolling or just stupidity ?
Anthony Townsend (3 months ago)
The strummy Bass background give me a headache after about 3 min so had to cut it short.
SNIPERJoey XX (3 months ago)
0:10, not true. It is actually the province 'Flevoland' in the Netherlands.
Reacher (3 months ago)
Pretty sure the Physicist are not even remotely concerned of the LHC creating a black hole. EPIC FAIL!!!! Shoot yourself in the face!
vidhata bachem (3 months ago)
Its so irritating..the music and commentary together are cause of migraine.
evi soraya (3 months ago)
Ian Whitford (3 months ago)
Falkirk Wheel takes five minutes not one hour.
Disaster7317 (3 months ago)
Wtf were are the Dutch Deltaworks? The biggest storm defense line in the world!
Joe Kony (3 months ago)
America is like england just fucking dumb and retarded and england is 5000x better, unlucky amerifags
aoilpe (3 months ago)
Pierre de Coubertin would rotate in his grave if he could hear that the Americans had begun the construction of the Panama-Canal...
Doggo (3 months ago)
4:53 I live in Sacramento
Costas Raftopoulos (4 months ago)
No burj al arab?
Madhijz (4 months ago)
day of the rope for imperial barbarians when?
Mat Mos (4 months ago)
Western jealousy when it comes to talk about the Three Gorges Dam. Just because its in China and not in Europe or Americas or Australia and build by other than Westerners ..... sick....
Kurt Richter (4 months ago)
No, Stephen Hawking and Neil DeGrasse Tyson are NOT legitimately concerned about the LHC making a black hole.
Morning Star 2018 (4 months ago)
Dennis Gannon (4 months ago)
And yes, ISS is a hoax too. All CSI and movie studio. Watch NASA lies vids, and save billions of dollars by ending NASA.