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A bridge in Germany was painted to look like it's made out of huge LEGO bricks and the outcome is impressive.

A group of German researchers has found a way to manipulate construction waste by turning them into new materials.

The first hydrogen-powered railway, introducing a more eco-friendly technology of transporting, was launched in Germany.

Its construction took 7 more years than originally planned and cost 10 times the initial budget, but it was worth it. Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg’s new concert hall that opened last January, is an architectural gem.

The Fehmarnbelt fixed link in the Baltic Sea will connect the Danish island of Lolland with Germany's Fehmarn island and is expected to boost transportation between central Europe and Scandinavia. Spanning 17.6 km, it will be by far the world’s longest road and rail immersed tube tunnel (IMT), comprising of a four-lane motorway and a double-track railway. The Fehmarnbelt link will cut journeys across the sea from 45 minutes to about 10 by car and 7 by train.

In 2011, Covestro, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant Bayer built a pipeline to transport carbon monoxide from one plant to another. It is still not in operation though as the project remains highly controversial, with the company pointing out its ‘economic meaningfulness necessity’ and locals and environmentalists expressing fears concerning public safety.

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They used the principle of plant photosynthesis to create energy

A WWII era, one-ton bomb was unearthed in the German city of Cologne during preparations for the construction of a pipeline last week. Roughly 20,000 people were forced to leave their homes so that authorities could defuse the bomb. The unexploded US-made device was found 16 feet underground on the left bank of the Rhine river near Mülheim Bridge.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 02 June 2015
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Slated at $10 billion, construction on the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link could start as early as this year. At 11 miles long, the completed project will be the longest immersed tunnel in the world. It will run beneath the Baltic Sea and connect Denmark to Germany between the islands of Lolland and Fehmarn. Long in the planning, the bill finally giving the project the green light passed its first reading in the Danish Parliament this month. Construction could be completed as early as 2024.

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:51

Frankfurt Tower Demolition Video

The following video shows the 116-meter AFE Twoer in Frankfurt, Germany collapsing in just under 10 scond during a controlled explosion.  Over 950 kilograms of explosives were needed to bring down the 32-story, 50,000 ton skyscraper.  

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  • Date occured Sunday, 02 February 2014