The i360 tower in Brighton has been declared the thinnest building in the world. With a diameter of 12.7ft (3.9m), the city’s tallest building won a place in the Guinness World Records as the “most slender tower”.
China has launched its biggest search for aliens yet, which will uproot more than 9,000 people to build the world's largest telescope. Work on the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) began in 2011 and is expected to finish in September.
A mass grave containing about 100 medieval skeletons has been discovered by archaeologists during renovations to the Aberdeen Art Gallery. At least 92 bodies dating to the 13th century have been discovered below the gallery, which is undergoing a £30 million transformation to create a world class c
A new water taxi service to take tourists up and down the River Tay is to get underway next year, after councillors approved a plan to build a series of pontoons along the river where the Venice-style vessels can pick up and drop off sightseers. The Scotsman has reported that Perth and Kinross Counc
A world full of underwater cities, super-tall skyscrapers and homes simply printed out on-demand thanks to 3D printing technology are just some of the ways we can look forward to in 100 years time, according to a new report. The SmartThings Future Living Report, which was commissioned by Samsung-own
Plans have been revealed to recreate a huge version of Dundee’s Royal Arch out of cardboard boxes. More than 50 years after it was unceremoniously dynamited to make way for the Tay Bridge, the tower will be rebuilt in less than 24 hours by a team of volunteers, created out of specially designed ca
The redevelopment of the iconic Edinburgh sports ground which hosted the world’s first international rugby match faces almost certain delay after members of a nearby sports club voted to assert their legal right to a strip of land just two feet wide. The Edinburgh Evening News has reported that th
A British designer has developed a concept that will allow people to download plans to print and build their own bespoke earth-friendly house over a few days. The inventor say the plans, named WikiHouse, will herald a digital building revolution, letting anyone design a high-performance, low-cost an
A former public toilet has been put up for sale in Orkney and has attracted interest from around the world, according to the local council. The toilet at Mayburn Court in Stromness is just 28ft by 9ft in size. The property was constructed circa.1960 and is single storey with mono pitch cement fibre
A doctor from Bangladesh has scooped top prize in the Art of Building digital photography competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building since 2010. Daredevil by Ata Adnan received 29 per cent of the thousands of votes cast by the public to choose this year’s winner.
A video game has been developed that involves the investigation of structural problems in abandoned factories, forgotten tunnels and unsafe buildings. Developer Loiste Interactive describes Infra as “an atmospheric and completely non-violent first-person puzzle adventure that deals with the issues
The company behind the ‘Big Brother’ reality series has unveiled proposals to expand the compound, sparking rumours of a second house. The Huffington Post has reported that plans have been submitted to Hertsmere Borough Council to expand the existing building into the outside live eviction area,
White lines are being removed from busy roads across the UK in an attempt to slow down motorists. Highway chiefs say blank roads introduce a sense of uncertainty that prompts motorists to drive more cautiously, especially when faced with oncoming traffic.
A workman renovating an ancient residence received the fright of his life when he discovered a spooky-looking Ouija board hidden away behind a 100-year-old heating vent. Posting the image to a social networking site, Reddit user Falco Columbarius said: “Now I'm wondering where the planchette is hi
A construction worker in the United States might be the world's most reluctant new millionaire. Jose Sarabia went to buy a single lottery ticket at a gas station in Loving, New Mexico, but the clerk accidently printed two out.