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The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Blades Are So Long ...

The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Blades Are So Long ... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
For off-shore wind farms to become an economically feasible alternative energy source, each turbine needs to be big. Like, really big. That's why the latest turbine blade from Siemens is gigantic—just a hair shorter than the ...

 

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Bringing world's biggest 'dead zone' back to life - CNN

Bringing world's biggest 'dead zone' back to life - CNN | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Bringing world's biggest 'dead zone' back to lifeCNNThere are plans to pump oxygen into Baltic Sea in a bid to revive an area so polluted it can barely sustain life.and more »...

 

Is there such a thing as "pathetic good news?"

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Volga-Dnepr Wants To See Antonov -124 Production Again

Volga-Dnepr Wants To See Antonov -124 Production Again | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

SINGAPORE — Outsize cargo operator Volga-Dnepr would like to see production of Antonov An-124s resume, but Russia needs to reach an agreement with the Ukraine for this to happen.

Russia wants to manufacture An-124s at the Aviastar factory in Ulyanovsk, southeast of Moscow. But the Ukraine owns the intellectual property to the An-124 design, so Russia must deal with the Ukrainians, according to Colon Miller, Volga-Dnepr’s military operations and key account manager.

Antonov, the original designer of the An-124, is a Ukrainian company.


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Jeff Beddow's comment, July 17, 2012 2:02 PM
The Ukrainians are not particularly fond of such things as would benefit the Russians at their expense. That is the impression I get from sitting next to a Ukrainian for a few years at work.
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Southeast Asia: Home to the World's Longest Ongoing Civil Wars - Global Voices Online

Southeast Asia: Home to the World's Longest Ongoing Civil Wars - Global Voices Online | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Southeast Asia: Home to the World's Longest Ongoing Civil WarsGlobal Voices OnlineSoutheast Asia is more than just white sand beaches, temples and resorts: it's not often mentioned that the region is actually home to the world's longest ongoing...
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World's largest free-flying American flag unfurled ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

World's largest free-flying American flag unfurled  ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

The 450-pound nylon flag is stored in the upper reaches of the bridge's Jersey tower.and more »...

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US reclaims top spot in supercomputer race - CNN

US reclaims top spot in supercomputer race - CNN | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

A system used for nuclear weapons research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is now the world's most powerful supercomputer.With 16 petaflops and 1.6M cores, DOE supercomputer...

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Rolls-Royce Powers World's Largest Construction Vessel

Rolls-Royce Powers World's Largest Construction Vessel | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has delivered 13 large azimuth thrusters to the world's largest | press.
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Jiaolong To Challenge World's Deepest Dive Record At Mariana Trench...

Jiaolong To Challenge World's Deepest Dive Record At Mariana Trench... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Jiaolong To Challenge World's Deepest Dive Record At Mariana Trench. The Xiangyanghong 09 ship carrying China's manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong arrived at the designated dive area of the Mariana Trench on ...
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End of the world's longest 'marriage': Tortoises split up after 115 YEARS together - Mirror.co.uk

End of the world's longest 'marriage': Tortoises split up after 115 YEARS together - Mirror.co.uk | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

This is the saddest and funniest thing I have read all day.

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World's Tallest Cherokee Basket on Display -

Indian Country Today Media Network.comWorld's Tallest Cherokee Basket on DisplayIndian Country Today Media Network.comBy ICTMN Staff June 7, 2012 The World's Tallest Cherokee Basket, on display at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OK, took...
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The World's Largest Hornet « ferrebeekeeper

The World's Largest Hornet « ferrebeekeeper | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The world's largest hornet is the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia). An individual specimen can measure up to 5 cm (2 inches) long and has a wingspan of 7.6 cm (3 inches). Giant hornets have blunt wide heads which ...
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Lake Tanganyika – the world's longest freshwater lake

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It is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest, after Lake Baikal in Siberia; it is also the world's longest freshwater lake. The lake is divided among four countries ...
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Nikkei slips toward worst weekly losing run in 20 years - Reuters

Nikkei slips toward worst weekly losing run in 20 years - Reuters | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

Nikkei slips toward worst weekly losing run in 20 years - Reuters - China announced on Friday its official purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to 50.4 in May, the weakest this year and down from April's 13-month high, indicating that output is continuing...

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India's power outage: World's biggest blackout — ever - Bend Bulletin

India's power outage: World's biggest blackout — ever - Bend Bulletin | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)India's power outage: World's biggest blackout — everBend BulletinNEW DELHI — The world's largest blackout ever crippled roughly half of India for a second consecutive day Tuesday, sending officials scrambling for an explanation.
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Siemens drive technologies supports world's largest concentrating solar power ... - AltEnergyMag (press release)

Siemens drive technologies supports world's largest concentrating solar power ... - AltEnergyMag (press release) | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Siemens drive technologies supports world's largest concentrating solar power ...AltEnergyMag (press release)The plant will use parabolic trough technology and thermal storage using molten salts.and more »...
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Photo of the day: Faris Al-Sultan wins Ironman Austria and ...

Photo of the day: Faris Al-Sultan wins Ironman Austria and ... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Faris Al-Sultan, the 2005 Ironman World Champion, celebrates with the world's biggest beer after winning Ironman Austria this weekend in a time of 8:11:31. So what do you do with the world's biggest beer after you have drink ...
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Emmanuel Yarborough named the world's heaviest athlete | theGrio

Emmanuel Yarborough named the world's heaviest athlete | theGrio | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The Guinness Book of World Records recently recognized Emmanuel Yarborough as the world's heaviest athlete. The amateur sumo wrestler is 47 years old and weighs over 700 pounds. The Huffington Post reports: At 6 feet ...
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Minister's Treehouse: The World's Tallest Treehouse | tploy.com

Minister's Treehouse: The World's Tallest Treehouse | tploy.com | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The world's largest treehouse sits in the small town of Crossville, Tennessee, and took 14 years and 258000 nails for minister Horace Burgess to build. Burgess began working on the structure in 1994 when he had a vision in ...
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World's Longest Burp Clocks In At 18.1 seconds (VIDEO) - Huffington Post UK

World's Longest Burp Clocks In At 18.1 seconds (VIDEO) - Huffington Post UK | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
World's Longest Burp Clocks In At 18.1 seconds (VIDEO)Huffington Post UKA member of The World Burping Federation, an organisation that aims, according to its website, to promote "belching best practices" while "also seeking to ...and more »...
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Water into Wine: The World's largest mind-over-matter Experiment ...

Water into Wine: The World's largest mind-over-matter Experiment ... | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
The largest mind-over-matter experiments are providing evidence that the ancient sages may have been right all this time.
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You think you had a bad day? A Broken Freezer Ruins Part Of The World's Largest Collection Of Frozen Brains

You think you had a bad day? A Broken Freezer Ruins Part Of The World's Largest Collection Of Frozen Brains | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
About one-third of the samples were part of the world's largest collection of autism brains. The tragic occurrence could set research on the developmental disorder back by a decade neuropathologist Carlos Pardo told ...
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Daredevil cyclist braves Havana's mean streets on super-tall bike,

Daredevil cyclist braves Havana's mean streets on super-tall bike, | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it

13 feet off the ground, and he stops for red lights.

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Eat Sleep Golf: The World's Tallest Golfer?

Eat Sleep Golf: The World's Tallest Golfer? | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
Now, the 24-year-old native of Loughborough, England might be the world's tallest golfer. Tiny - along with fellow Harlem Globetrotter Special K Daley - took to the driving range at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers to try out a ...
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The World’s Largest Boeing Takes Flight

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Boeing's largest airplane began passenger service today as Lufthansa enlisted the service of the new 747-8 Intercontinental on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Washington, D.C. The newest 747 is a bigger, quieter and more efficient version of the iconic jumbo jet that first flew passengers under the Pan Am banner back in 1970. The 747-8I uses much of the same technology found on the 787 Dreamliner, along with an all-new wing and engines.
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The World's Biggest Swimming Pool | FirstChoice blog

The World's Biggest Swimming Pool | FirstChoice blog | The Biggest in the World | Scoop.it
A new space race is starting between the hotels of the world, as they attempt to break the record for creating the biggest swimming pool on earth. And while they focus on size, it seems we're all about the waves.
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