From Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope to Hong Kong International Airport here are 12 of the World’s Most Insane Engineering Marvels.
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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
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.
I had to mute this and only follow the images.. wtf is that background music
Bradley Killen (2 days ago)
The ISS is the biggest waste of money in human history.. still exploring the technologies to eventually leave low earth orbit.. like we didnt land on the moon 6 times between 69 and 74....
fuldk (3 days ago)
The Shasta Lake dam is going to be enlarged to 16 feet taller roughly 2 meters
Sarai La Fontaine (3 days ago)
Voice and music annoying!!!
Vegie Veganic (3 days ago)
You do talk a lot and fast and that fucking music
zoicite06 (4 days ago)
That background music 🤮
Rom As (4 days ago)
Holly shit! Did you just use your knowledge to make this video? You should do some research you dumb ass! Luckily you put this “game over” music, so I didn’t have to watch it till the end...
Burntsider (6 days ago)
I quit after three minutes. Can't take the compressed narration.
Steve Dunning (7 days ago)
this is unbarable to watch. could be interesting but that droning noise in the background is just crap. TURN IT OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NgaiOlaudah (7 days ago)
HEY, you, sir(s) SIMPLY LIED re: the LHC & Neill D Tyson fearing that the collider would create a tiny earth consuming black hole. The LHC could not do that because of Hawking decay & entropy! Neither Tyson nor Hawking EVER stated that CERN's LHC COULD OR WOULD BE CAPABLE OF CREATING AN EARTH CONSUMING BLACK HOLE... hang up your cite "Talltanic" you are a purveyor of FAKE NEWS & science lies...
John Adams (7 days ago)
you fella need to do more research, lots of mistakes there
A DP (8 days ago)
5:50 its pronouced Mee-Yaw Viaduc numbut!!!
Michael Udeze (8 days ago)
I'd be watching music video, if I wanted to hear boring music. Pass!
TheSeditiar (8 days ago)
Half the stuff in this video is made by the Dutch yet you "forgot" to mention it. Okay.
Zip Ninja (9 days ago)
Did you have an 8 minute time limit? Jeez
Šimon Macháček (10 days ago)
There is a place in my closet that sucks in my other sock. That's how far I can confirm such thing as a black hole even exists. Yeah but why not. Play with fancy ideas as much you like. Yeah, create a magnet tube and fear an imaginary black hole could come into existence. That doesn't disrupt my peace. We in Europe don't care about your money suction black holes.
D.Harold Angel (10 days ago)
Nobody dies anymore; they just "lose their lives".
Arizona Bob (13 days ago)
Turtles are gross, I am really glad a lot of them are dead now...just watch them eat baby ducks.Sorry that flies into the face of the ridiculous eco- model I detect here.And BTW...thank God carbon emissions have saved us from our current ice age, Ahwww :(((
john donbavand (13 days ago)
When did Tyson and Hawking Express concern that the LHC could "create a black hole" Il tell you they didn't so why lie to your audience. This is a good channel stop ruining it by giving falseeal credibility to false evidence
john donbavand (13 days ago)
When did Tyson and Hawking Express concern about the LHC "could create a black hole" il tell you they didn't so stop living to your audience
TheoryFactor (13 days ago)
ISS IS FAKE!
Ricardo Pesenti (13 days ago)
1:52 wrong map. That's Basel in the north of switzerland. Not Geneva in the west, where the LHC is.
韦索南 (14 days ago)
The dam is great!gorgeous! its a engineering miracle!
Oh wait.. its built by China?
Then its a notorious dam created huge environmental problems!
Indigo baloon (13 days ago)
It is impressive.
drychalice (14 days ago)
NASA is nothing but a total hoax from day one.
Cornelius Dr Vanderbilt (14 days ago)
Millau Viaduct ...it did not have to be so high. There is no earthly reason for its height. They could have built two more bridges to ease the Summer Traffic.
sfmmarrow (15 days ago)
uh tunnel under the alps - hello mcfly?
Madisyn (16 days ago)
Lmao why are there so many fucking pussies in this comment section, 90% of every comment is the music was too loud. So fucking deal with with.
Bruce Booher (19 days ago)
I can't believe the "Chunnel" cost a fraction of the boon-doggle California is getting fleeced with. A train to no where that will do nothing.
MarxWas RothschildsCousinLovsCIAfakeMSM (19 days ago)
Piece of shit Emirates and anyone who bought one of those cunt islands for douche nozzle rich fucks that is just the scummiest most selfish shit
15past2 (19 days ago)
You are negative about every god damn thing!
How about the Islands created all around the southern and east southern US to keep submarines out of the inner waters???
Those are ok because we needed them to kill off more Germans for the Zionuts, but Dubai as a resort is bad because they killed off a fish or 2???
Your view is that of the mentally challenged!
Thore Karlsson (21 days ago)
Stop talking fast . skip the music
Noah Elekhtra (22 days ago)
Where are Tesla's ideas? Lol 😂
USMCVET (25 days ago)
You can't make an omelette with out breaking some eggs.
truthiness 63 (25 days ago)
Geoa4 A (26 days ago)
You should do top mechanical engineering marvels, civil engineering,Aerospace, and electrical
Rohit Pawti (26 days ago)
The best engineering
AJ F (26 days ago)
I came for great engineering, not eco crybaby virtue signaling.
Thomas Jefferson (27 days ago)
THERE are 1,500 telescopes in orbit around earth,NOW, YEA THE HUBBLE IS OUT THERE,but it NEVER looks at anything but the NIBIRU MINI SOLAR SYSTEM,and NASA is not allowed to use it,THEY lie all the time and claim they do, BUT like all government agencies THEY LIE LIKE A RUG.....
Russell Hawkins (28 days ago)
Thumbs down for a few reasons, pronunciation being one ! it is CH AND RA it is NOT Shandar
Stefan Ivanović (28 days ago)
I gave up after less than 2 minutes, this music is brilliant example how to torture your enemies.
Juan Gonzales (5 days ago)
agree totally 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
mark gardner (28 days ago)
why would anybody make the iss like that it looks like a piece of junk .
Yves Luyens (1 month ago)
METRIC man!! Come on! There are people living outside the US!!
Wombah 0070 (1 month ago)
Re:- Panama Canal, other sources have yellow fever spread by a different species of mossie as the main health problem there!
Matthew C (1 month ago)
KERN!?!?!? What the fuck is KERN!?!? CERN is pronounced SERN. My god.
Luxus Häuser (1 month ago)
This video ranks in the top 10 for most insane music!!
geofrey lusat (1 month ago)
Geofrey Lusat (1 month ago)
Jason Jensen (1 month ago)
10% of the workers who built the Panama Canal died doing so???
Gonna have to go look up that abuse of Labor.
pakabollinhard (1 month ago)
the iss aka the last resort for saving humanity when the ring of fire cracks open causing a fire wave of death the world over. good luck kids!
Michael Ma (1 month ago)
Compare to South–North Water Transfer Project, all these are shit
Pash Net (1 month ago)
kathirasen kathir (1 month ago)
Brandon Pastras (2 months ago)
You got it wrong about how America started the Panama Canal first. That is not correct. They picked up after the French failed. Mention the French!! God lol
William Battermann (2 months ago)
It should be Grand Coulee Dam not Shasta. They did not do their research.
larry derkach (2 months ago)
Very interesting content. But I can't convert the units into SI quickly enough to appreciate the enthusiastic exclamations about dimensions. Perhaps this is aimed for a limited audience that excludes most of the world.
gustavo arturo gonzález (2 months ago)
Itaipu Dam? ???
R. B.L. (2 months ago)
The Panama Cannel was begun by the French
Super Trump (2 months ago)
Why are you sayin bad things about the Three Gorges Dam? Are you racist? Are you prejudiced? You know it takes a lot of work to build those things right? This is a big electrical power leap for them.
Andrew (2 months ago)
Background music is too loud and annoying.
Alexander Zacarias (2 months ago)
Dustyn Miller (2 months ago)
Anyone else think somthing is wrong on earth??
Owen Picton (2 months ago)
Can you get rid of that stupid noise or music in the back-ground?
It's VERY distracting.
Let us hear what the speaker is saying without that STUPID noise
in the back-ground. He is a good speaker speaking on a good topic.
Please Just leave it plain and quiet in the back-ground.
NO NOISE OF ANY KIND. PLEASE, PLEASE, Thank You.?
Puranjai Singh (3 months ago)
Anybody has the song name ?
Darrin Fraser (3 months ago)
Great video but the music track is way to loud and hard to hear the voice. I actually stopped listening....
Rogue Khan (3 months ago)
Are u trying show the marvels or trying to prove they were a bag joke??
pold (3 months ago)
1:52 its the wrong map. Its not Basel it’s Genève.
Stephan Wölcher (3 months ago)
Please, please, please make sure to research the topics you are talking
or let someone check the script
with your reach its even more important to make sure what you say is based on facts
David Strickland (3 months ago)
Nameunderscor (3 months ago)
Panama Canal was started way before then by the French and completed by America, so many factual errors in this video too it’s like you didn’t even do any research
João Paulo Almeida (3 months ago)
Hong Kong its not in JAPAN.
Not even close.
Michael Brennan (3 months ago)
bob mar (3 months ago)
This is a pretty lousy video. Don't waste your time watching it.
Kiso Hinoki (3 months ago)
Please dont talk about CERN and its physics if you dont have a clue. What is a "mini black hole"? It is a made up pseudo science mumbo jumbo.
Zeg Zeazon (3 months ago)
_I don't understand the _*_rankings!_*
Moreover, *commentaries* are not only *_parroty_* at best, like reading nonsensically to some gibberish.
Worst, the *substance* we are getting from this video is no more than what an *ignoramus* could muster! 👎
Robert Holland (3 months ago)
In straining to hear the narrator over the music, I find it funny that he seems to suggest that anything that was built in the U.S. is good, but if it was built in another country it causes environmental issues or is badly designed.
Anibal Carranza (3 months ago)
Great video but #1 is fake
M5S (3 months ago)
Ma in fondo cosa intendi? stai cercando i capelli nell'uovo su opere che sono l'estrema forma di miglioramento e avanzamento della scienza umana. Ma non hai nient'altro da fare? ci sono molte terre incolte, forse questa è la tua motivazione ideale per la tua esistenza sulla terra.
Great facts but the "narration" sucks. It must be a computer talking.....NOT Subscribing
Amdyaz (4 months ago)
The video presentation was a bit off tbh could finish through it barley I think it's due to your fast paced voice and lack of information you provide you failed to mention the countries of some of the marvels if you gonna present an info pleas do it fully and correctley
Qing Wang (4 months ago)
An American dam is so damn different with a Chinese dam.
Jakob Mikkelsen (4 months ago)
Am I the only one getting tics about him saying KERN and not CERN?
Eros Angelos (4 months ago)
robot talking with nonsense music ,who cares about it ,,I am surprised some individuals had a weird imagination when making a video for all to hear and watch ,I guess they never watch and listen themselves before to put into the Youtube air ,,sad but true,,
I like the wonders and so I watched with Volume shut ))
thanks for the video anyway.
Donavan LoForte (4 months ago)
Now I remember why I unsubscribed. False Facts!!!!!!!
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sarcasmo57 (4 months ago)
No competent physicist is worried about the LHC creating a black hole that could destroy the Earth. I have stopped watching.
Will Lockwood (4 months ago)
Rising seas are starting to reclaim this land
Ken Nickels (4 months ago)
Please lose the music. It's annoying and serves no purpose whatsoever.
Renaissance People NYC (4 months ago)
Horrible music and annoying voice...UGH!
jaeden Drake (4 months ago)
No scientist is concerned about the LHC creating an Earth-destroying black hole.