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.
Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is opening a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authoritie... More Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is opening a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai's passport was confiscated, and he cannot travel to coordinate or even see his own exhibit. The Brooklyn show includes "Sacred," a depiction of his incarceration in six dioramas, in its first North American appearance. National Geographic met and spoke with Ai in Beijing where he lives.
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