Work on world's tallest building stopped in China: media
Work on a Chinese skyscraper aiming to be the world's tallest building has been ordered to stop just days after breaking ground, local media reported Thursday.
Shiver me timbers. Architects plan wood skyscraper for resident life
7.7 magnitude quake hits Iran, Pakistan
An earthquake toppled homes and shops on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border Tuesday, killing dozens of people and causing skyscrapers to sway in Dubai. It also forced Iranian officials—for the second ...
Tokyo hotel shrinks in new-style urban demolition
Passers-by in Tokyo's busy Akasaka district have started to notice something odd about a 40-floor hotel—it has shrunk to about half its original height.
Engineers working to prevent heat buildup within 3D integrated circuits
In the effort to pile more power atop silicon chips, engineers have developed the equivalent of mini-skyscrapers in three-dimensional integrated circuits and encountered a new challenge: how to manage the heat created within ...
Empire State Building surprises NY with new lights
(AP)—Earlier this week, a switch was flipped at the Empire State Building, turning on its dancing new LED lights. They burst from the skyscraper, synchronized with R&B star Alicia Keys singing "Empire State ...
New nature and science museum to open in Dallas
(AP)—When the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens, visitors will be able to feel the ground shake beneath them in an earthquake simulation, program a robot to navigate a maze and even test their ...
Researchers propose new building guidelines to clean up city air
As urban populations expand, downtown buildings are going nowhere but up. The huge energy needs of these skyscrapers mean that these towers are not only office buildings, they're polluters with smokestacks ...
Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in free fall
His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage. And, yes, he could break his neck while jumping from a mind-boggling altitude of 23 miles (37 kilometers).
Sharp's solar panels throw posh light on city high-rise
Microstructural improvements enhance material properties
Exquisite buildings like the Eiffel Tower were made possible because of advances in structural engineering design methods. Truss structures, like the Eiffel Tower, are highly efficient; they can carry the ...
Engineers achieve longstanding goal of stable nanocrystalline metals
Most metals—from the steel used to build bridges and skyscrapers to the copper and gold used to form wires in microchips—are made of crystals: orderly arrays of molecules forming a perfectly repeating ...
Rooftop farms flourish in space-starved Hong Kong
On the rooftop of a tower block above the hustle and bustle of teeming Hong Kong, dedicated growers tend to their organic crops in a vegetable garden.
New York police launch high-tech surveillance
New York police on Wednesday launched what officials say is a revolutionary camera surveillance system that will simultaneously scan the streets and call up data on suspects.