architecture

Apple “spaceship” campus behind schedule, over budget

Apple “spaceship” campus behind schedule, over budget

Apple's new "spaceship campus, or more formally called Campus 2, is still in the planning stages and ground breaking still has yet to begin. In fact, it's being reported that Campus 2 is behind schedule, and the budget for the project skyrocketed to $5 billion, up from $3 billion originally. If that's the case, the project would cost more than most top-of-the-line corporate skyscrapers, including the new World Trade Center in New York City.

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Ancient portal to the underworld found in Turkey

Ancient portal to the underworld found in Turkey

Italian archaeologists have made a fascinating discovery, which they announced a few days ago at a conference in Turkey where the discovery was made: the Gate to Hell, or so it is called. Officially named Pluto's Gate (Ploutonion in Greek), this portal of sorts is filled with foul-smelling fumes that cause near instant death. Also discovered was a nearby pool, which priests and such would stay in overnight to receive visions.

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Apple’s “spaceship” campus planned for 2016 grand opening

Apple’s “spaceship” campus planned for 2016 grand opening

Apple's new "spaceship" campus is planned to finally open its doors sometime in 2016, according to CEO Tim Cook who discussed the new headquarters during a shareholders meeting today. Cook expects to break ground on the new campus sometime later this year, but says that the company is still in talks with the city to gain approval for the project.

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ESA proposes 3D-printed buildings on the Moon

ESA proposes 3D-printed buildings on the Moon

The European Space Agency and London-based architecture firm Foster are exploring the possibility of constructing buildings on the Moon that are 3D printed using lunar soil and inflatable domes. While the soil itself wouldn't be durable enough to be used in structures, scientists have mixed simulated lunar soil with magnesium oxide to produce a more robust solution.

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Iron Age temple discovered in Israel amid road construction

Iron Age temple discovered in Israel amid road construction

When you're planning on building a road in Israel near Jerusalem, you have to make more preparations than just flattening the land - case in point: a 2,750 year old temple discovered before a new section of highway was delivered here near the end of 2012. The discovery made here was a ritual building at Tel Motza, dating back to a period in time when not many such structures were built - the site has also shown more than a few bits of pottery and figurines of human forms and heads, as well.

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Apple helps tap recently discovered ancient underground stream

Apple helps tap recently discovered ancient underground stream

This week the folks at Apple have revealed that they're bringing massive opportunity - and a renewed flow of clean water - to Crook County, Oregon. Apple has plans to move forward with a 510,000 square foot set of data centers in the area over an unspecified amount of time. This plan is part of an already under construction 10,000-square-foot data center whose construction began earlier this year, and today's announcement includes a bit of a bonus for engineers in the city who had recently been working to improve the city's water system.

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VITAL feel-good glass replaces pain with happy pane

VITAL feel-good glass replaces pain with happy pane

Windows that make you feel happier and healthier? Working in an office might just become a more pleasurable experience if the research geeks at the German Fraunhofer institute have their way, cooking up panes with a special coating that specifically allows through wavelengths known to have a positive impact on the body's hormonal balance. The end result, it's claimed, is a sheet that "makes you feel as if the window is permanently open" researcher Walther Glaubitt says.

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Apple teases “Campus 2″ to Cupertino

Apple teases “Campus 2″ to Cupertino

The friendly neighborhood of Cupertino, California have just been sent a brochure from Apple which details their possible future structure by the name of "Apple Campus 2." This new headquarters for Apple would have space for 13,000 workers and looks to be a massive ring with more than a few future-looking aspects inside and out. This structure will prospectively replace 300,000 square feet of existing buildings in the area East of North Tantau Avenue and will be built up as 300,000 square feet of new research facilities for Apple.

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Proposed world’s tallest building would be 3,445 feet high

Proposed world’s tallest building would be 3,445 feet high

The tallest building in the world right now is the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates. With an observation deck on the 124th floor, a mosque on the 158th floor, and occupants on the 160th floor, it set all kinds of world records. But the Dubai masterpiece is about the be overthrown, if a proposal for a new building in Azerbaijan is approved. And it's not just going to inch ahead of the Burj Khalifa.

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