10 Most Amazing Engineering Achievements


10 Most Amazing Engineering Achievements




1. The International Space Station (ISS)

First on our list is a space age engineering accomplishment. The ISS was launched in 1998 and has been orbiting Earth ever since. The station holds a crew of 6 astronauts and is the largest artificial object in orbit: it is 72.8 m (239 ft) long, 108.5 m (356 ft) wide and around 20 m (66 ft) in height. It is so big that it’s possible to see the ISS from earth with the naked eye. The ISS is used for research in different fields of science and lately HD cameras that send live streaming of Earth over the internet were installed




2. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Still in the field of recent technology achievements, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest particle collider in the world, built in the years 1998-2008 by CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research). It was built by thousands of scientists and engineers from hundreds of universities and from more than 100 countries. The LHC is a 27 km (17 mi) long tunnel, 175 metres (574 ft) deep in the ground beneath the borders of France and Switzerland. So what is the LHC used for? Simply put, it enables scientists to reproduce the state of the universe (very) shortly after the Big Bang, and test relevant theories. In 2013 an experiment in the LHC proved the existence of the Higgs boson particle




 

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