The unique “diving” bridge between Sweden and Denmark 9/18/2015 • Johnny Crepaul
This engineering marvel connects the two countries and is the longest European viaduct that combines a railroad and a highway. It was open to the public in 2000 and looks especially impressive from above.
If you are good at geography you remember that these two European countries are separated by a narrow strip of water – the strait Øresund (more commonly known in English as the Sound). The strait looks like a strip only on the map – in reality it is not so narrow and has the width of 10 mi or 16 km. Before the bridge had been built people had to travel by ferry in order to reach the bank of the neighboring country, but it took a lot of time. That's why authorities decided to construct a bridge that would connect the countries.
The bridge is really one of a kind. It is a gigantic two-level construction: the lower level is aimed for trains and the upper one – for motor vehicle transport. The viaduct ends up with an artificial island as if diving into the sea. Actually, here an underwater tunnel starts.
Such extraordinary type of construction was chosen on purpose: it doesn't create any obstacles for landing airlines (there is an airport nearby) and allows large ships to pass unimpeded.
Barrier Reef is a 1,400 miles long living structure visible even from space. Now, at the age of 25 million years, the Reef is bleaching, which can lead to its death very soon. Let's find out more about one of the most incredible creations of nature and the ways to save it.
Is everything you know really true? Can you see the difference between the truth and a lie? If at least 4 of these facts surprise you, we strongly recommend you to be more attentive while learning something new. Well, let's see if any of these will surprise you!
As it turned out, some scientists believe we now owe our intelligence (or lack of it) only to our mothers. Let's find out more about this recent research together.
9 surprising facts about the Earth 12/3/2016 • Johnny Crepaul
Our home planet, Earth, is truly beautiful and amazing. Here are 9 incredible facts about the third planet from the sun.
If you agree that keeping the environment clean is important, then you'll like the thing that the Italians came up with. They developed a building consisting of eco-friendly materials that can purify the air.