The Three Gorges Dam in China became fully operational
The final 32 generators of the Three Gorges Dam in China became operational last week. Its construction may have been beset with controversy, but the huge structure is nothing if not spectacular.
The dam - built on the Yangtze River and designed to reduce the risk of flooding during the peak rainfall season - is the world's largest hydropower project.
Working at full capacity, the dam creates as much energy as 15 nuclear power stations, from water power alone.
The Three Gorges Dam is a monumental act of human engineering, and to celebrate that, here are ten more, unsurpassed in ingenuity or scale.
The Portuguese man-of-war—a colonial organism related to the jellyfish—is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside ... More The Portuguese man-of-war—a colonial organism related to the jellyfish—is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace. For nearly two years, retired U.S. Navy combat photographer Aaron Ansarov has collected and photographed man-of-wars that wash up on a local Florida beach. Read about the Portuguese man-of-war, and see more photos: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/features/2014/08/140821-portuguese-man-of-war-animal-ocean-science-pictures/
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