How the World's Tallest Building Works
Once completed, the Burj Dubai will become the world's tallest building. Learn more about the world's tallest building in this HowStuffWorks video
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Mega Excavators: Dragline Excavators
Discovery Channel's "Mega-Excavators" visits a strip mine in Wyoming to watch the Ursa Major dragline in action. Ursa Major is the largest dragline excavator in North America.
How Roller Coasters Work
Roller coasters don't have engines, accelerators or brakes, So what makes roller coaster cars speed up, slow down and loop upside down? Get the inside track on the quintessential thrill ride.
Discovery Channel: Mining Iron Ore
On Discovery Channel's "Really Big Things," mining iron ore starts with drilling 60-foot holes in a drill pattern and filling the holes with explosives. Once the ore is blasted out, trucks collect the rock.
How Do They Do It: Container Ship
This ship is the size of a small town and travels at approximately 50 kilometers an hour. Learn more about the container ships used to transport groceries and goods across the world on Discovery Channel's "How Do They Do It."
Really Big Things: Tunnel Boring Machine
On Discovery Channel's "Really Big Things," host Matt Rogers checks out a tunnel boring machine named Becky that's building one of the largest tunnels ever made.
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Mega Engineering: Kiva Robots
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Mega Engineering," find out how Kiva robots have revolutionized the shipping industry in the United States and how that technology could be used to develop sophisticated personal pod car systems.