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10 Cool Engineering Tricks the Romans Taught Us

When it came to building or improving things, the ancient Romans really knew their stuff. Which cool engineering tricks did they pass along to us?

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  • 10 Construction Projects That Broke the Bank

    10 Construction Projects That Broke the Bank

    Whether we're trying to save a sinking city or dig a massive tunnel, our appetite for construction knows no bounds. But if designers had known the actual cost of these 10 projects, they might have gone back to the drawing board. See more »

  • 10 Cool Engineering Tricks the Romans Taught Us

    10 Cool Engineering Tricks the Romans Taught Us

    When it came to building or improving things, the ancient Romans really knew their stuff. Which cool engineering tricks did they pass along to us? See more »

  • 10 Expensive Restorations

    10 Expensive Restorations

    Over the centuries, some of the most breathtaking buildings on Earth have been restored many times. Whether they were to make necessary repairs, update designs or adjust to changing needs, all these projects required big bucks. See more »

  • 10 Green Structural Engineering Marvels

    10 Green Structural Engineering Marvels

    Architects design buildings. Civil engineers build bridges. Structural engineers keep it all from crumpling and shaking apart. What happens when you mix all three and throw in a green twist? See more »

  • 10 Heaviest Objects Mankind Has Ever Moved

    10 Heaviest Objects Mankind Has Ever Moved

    It's always been a dilemma for humans: how to move that super-heavy object to a new place. But we always seem to find a way, don't we? See more »

  • 10 Reasons Why Bridges Collapse

    10 Reasons Why Bridges Collapse

    You may see most bridges as those things you cross on your way to somewhere else, but where would you be if one collapsed? We've figured out 10 reasons why the worst happens. See more »

  • 10 Strange Structural Engineering Marvels

    10 Strange Structural Engineering Marvels

    Some architects and engineers go big. Others get fancy. And yet others aim squarely for the completely bizarre. These imagination-bending, gravity-defying products may induce more than a few OMGs. See more »

  • 10 Women Who Broke New Ground in Engineering

    10 Women Who Broke New Ground in Engineering

    One of the most travelled stretches of U.S. highway was designed by a woman who loved mathematics and wasn't interested in being a teacher. Who was she, and where is it? See more »

  • 5 Amazing Elements of Green Architecture

    5 Amazing Elements of Green Architecture

    You might associate green architecture with plastic rain barrels or ugly solar panels, but green design has come a long way. Green architecture can be gorgeous, as we'll see in this article. See more »

  • 5 Things Jenga Can Teach Us About Structural Engineering

    5 Things Jenga Can Teach Us About Structural Engineering

    Jenga seems like such a simple game -- all you have to do is keep a tower of wooden blocks from toppling over. It may be simple, but it's anchored by several complex structural engineering concepts. See more »

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