10 Wonders of the New China It's a hotbed of
innovative architecture, from diaphanous theaters to buildings heated
and cooled by water
's current building boom is doing more than sucking up the world's
supply of steel -- it's creating a stage for some of today's boldest
architecture and engineering. Take a tour of the 10 of the most
in 476 CE in Kusumpur ( Bihar ), Aryabhatt's intellectual brilliance
remapped the boundaries of mathematics and astronomy. In 499 CE, at the
age of 23, he wrote a text on astronomy and an unparallel treatise on
would be limited to an exclusive production run of just 300 units. As
if the original Bugatti Veyron supercar wasn’t enough, a number of
limited edition, super luxurious Veyrons have been rolled out over the
years. Hit the jump to see some of the most exotic and expensive Bugatti
Veyrons spotted till date. More images after the break...
White Sands National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located about
25 km (15 miles) southwest of Alamogordo in western Otero County and
northeastern Dona Ana County in the state of New Mexico, at an elevation
of 4235 feet (1291 m). The area is in the mountain-ringed Tularosa
Basin valley area and comprises the southern part of a 710-km² (275-mi²)
field of white sand dunes composed of gypsum crystals. More images
after the break...
“The Night Hunter” has a special system of pilots protection and can
“see” an enemy at 35km distance even in darkness. Test pilots call it
“fighter-helicopter” and ordinary people know it as “a flying tank”.
Night vision goggles of the helicopter allow a pilot to fight even in
the night time. It is equipped with an impressive armoury reserve. An
inbuilt movable gun can totally destroy an armored personal carrier in
10 shots. The rockets complex “Igla” is intended for destruction of
helicopters and drones. However, the main power of “the Night Hunter” is
in its anti-tank missile “Ataka” against which all tanks are powerless.
more images after the break...
Couch, a petrol-station owner from Bend, Oregon fulfilled his childhood
dream of lifting up to the sky with a little help from a hand-full of
balloons. Fine, so they were like 150 party balloons tied to a garden
chair, but the fact that he managed to fly for more than235 miles in
about nine hours is quite the accomplishment.
flight won him a place in the Guinness Book of Records and helped him
become a sort of local celebrity. Couch first tried to reach Idaho last
year, but he only covered 193 miles before running dangerously low on
helium and having to land his unusual flying machine, but this time he
made the proper modifications and succeeded.