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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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    What's a brownfield?

    Have you ever passed by an abandoned warehouse or gas station and wondered why the government doesn't just tear it down? Well, it may be a brownfield. See more »

  • What's the world's longest suspension bridge?
    What's the world's longest suspension bridge?

    A national tragedy in Japan was the catalyst for the construction of the world's longest suspension bridge. But it took 40 years to build, and required inventing new technologies along the way to make it happen. Do you know its name? See more »

  • Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa ever fall?
    Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa ever fall?

    Pisa without its precariously tilted landmark is like San Francisco without the Golden Gate or London without Buckingham Palace. Will the peculiarly enduring tower ever vanish from the Italian skyline? See more »

  • World Records: Buildings
    World Records: Buildings

    There are world records out there for the strangest things, and the "buildings" category is no exception. How much do you know about the world's structures? See more »

  • World Trade Center Slurry Wall Quiz
    World Trade Center Slurry Wall Quiz

    The World Trade Center slurry wall survived the September 11 attacks to become an iconic reminder of a nation's loss and resolve. Test your knowledge of this unique structure with our quiz. See more »

  • The Ultimate World's Greatest Roller Coasters Quiz
    The Ultimate World's Greatest Roller Coasters Quiz

    For thrill seekers a roller coaster may be the ultimate in fun. The designers of roller coasters are constantly pushing the thrill envelope. Take this quiz to learn more about the world's greatest roller coasters. See more »

  • How can you measure the height of a tall tower?
    How can you measure the height of a tall tower?

    Is there an easy way to measure the height of a cell phone tower in my neighborhood? See more »

  • How did public fountains, like those in Rome, work without any type of motor to pump the water?
    How did public fountains, like those in Rome, work without any type of motor to pump the water?

    Rome is famous for having large public fountains that work without the use of any kind of mechanized pump. How were these fountains able to generate enough water pressure without a motor? Check out this article for the answer to this question. See more »

  • What exactly is a blueprint?
    What exactly is a blueprint?

    If you've ever seen a construction site, you may have noticed that the general plans for construction are drawn out in the form of blueprints. What exactly are blueprints, though, and how are they made? Find out in this article. See more »

  • Which is the tallest building in the world?
    Which is the tallest building in the world?

    Please settle an argument I'm having with my dad. He says the tallest building in the world is the Sears Tower in Chicago, IL. I think there's one that's taller. Is there? See more »

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