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Today on In Case You Missed It: The Three Gorges Dam in China is home to the largest ship elevator, hauling up to 3000 tons of cargo from one lower level of water to the higher stream at the top. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech engineers believe their new fabric, which can harvest energy from both movement and the sun, will revolutionize how we keep devices charged. The three baby parent video is here, and the crystallizing salts are here.
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The World’s Largest Elevator

Society & Culture / Men's Interest : The Awesomer

This marvel of modern engineering at China’s Three Gorges Dam is capable of lifting 6.7 million pounds of boats, water, and people to a height of over 34 stories. It takes 40 minutes to get to the top, shaving more than 2 hours off ...

The World's Largest Elevator Can Lift 6.7 Million Pounds of Ship

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There are a lot of logistical problems that pop up when you build a 600-foot structure like the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. For example, how do ships navigate the sudden extreme difference in water heights on either ...

The World's Largest Elevator

Humor / odd : Neatorama

The world’s largest elevator opened just last weekend to carry ships up and down the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in central China. Previously, ships could only surmount the dam by using a system of five locks, which took h...

World's Largest Ship Elevator Opens In China

Humor / odd : The Presurfer

The world's largest ship elevator at the Three Gorges Dam opened in Yichang City, central China's Hubei Province, with a prospect to increase the shipping capacity past the dam by six million tons a year. YouTube link (thanks Cora) ...

China Opens the World’s Largest Ship Elevator at Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

China has opened the world’s largest ship elevator at the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. The elevator can carry large ships up to 3,000 deadweight tons 113 meters straight up, and itself weighs approximately 15,500 tons. Shi...

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