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Offline ervin mccoy

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what kind of science is included in the newbielink:http://pawst.com/post/584029-dubai-to-build-first-quot-shape-shifting-quot-skyscraper-and-it-looks-out-of-this-world-pic-and-video [nonactive] ?
« Last Edit: 10/11/2008 22:01:23 by chris »


 

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what kind of science is included in the newbielink:http://pawst.com/post/584029-dubai-to-build-first-quot-shape-shifting-quot-skyscraper-and-it-looks-out-of-this-world-pic-and-video [nonactive] ?

The only moving house I have heard of recently is house on walking legs. So, when you want to move your house or in a flooding situation, your house can move (well, its the legs that move)...but i think this is still in the designing stages.
 

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Presumably the lift shafts don't take part in this exercise.
 

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There are already plenty of rotating buildings, especially restuarants. Doesn't the CN tower rotate? And of course, Oceans 12...
 

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More like this one:
newbielink:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/HealthSci/House_that_walks_away_from_floods/articleshow/3630095.cms [nonactive]

And I have seen one with longer legs ...
 

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Presumably the lift shafts don't take part in this exercise.

...... there're going to be a lot of very fit resident in that 80 storey tower
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Quote from: article
The 420-metre (1,378-foot) building's apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.
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.... and they'll all have to wear huge noice reduction helmets .....

BBC ought to re-check their sources me thinks...... ::) ;D

 

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