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Underwater cities with infrastructure networks spiralling down into the depths of the oceans could be a reality as soon as 2030, according to a Japanese construction company. The conceptual Ocean Spirals could descend by up to 2.5 miles below the oceans' surface to create self-sustaining underwater

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A Dundee plumber has become an internet sensation after a video of him being caught showing off his dance moves has been viewed over 9 million times. Mark Topen, 52, who is more commonly known as Toby, is a self-employed plumber who had taken a few minutes out of his day, only to be caught by one of

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German tech giant ThyssenKrupp has unveiled new elevator technology that allows more than one car in a single shaft and lifts that can go sideways as well as up and down. Promising an elevator every 30 seconds, the company says its invention will revolutionize modern architecture, because central bl

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Workers at a Scottish company have recreated an iconic New York photo to celebrate the start of Book Week Scotland. Using Edinburgh as a backdrop, staff from the Had-Fab steel fabrication firm based in Tranent, remade the ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’ photo, originally taken during construction of t

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Melbourne surfers could ride 1.5-metre-high waves within a heated salt-water pool in plans set out for the city's docklands. Damian Rogers Architecture has collaborated with engineering giant Arup to conceive and propose the idea for Surf Park Docklands – a contained pool with that would filter in

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As the Considerate Constructors Scheme publishes a new 'Spotlight on...' initiative focusing on inappropriate and offensive language used in the construction industry, SCN revisits one from the ‘And finally...’ archive. During its ‘you’re not you when you’re hungry’ campaign, Snickers re

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A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District in an attempt to block the proposed George Lucas Museum from building along the city’s lakefront. The museum has strong supporters, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But advocate group Friends of the Parks oppose the pl

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Fans of Brazilian club Corinthians will soon have the chance to spend eternity near their greatest idols after the club confirmed it was building its own cemetery. The Sao Paulo club’s supporters - dubbed ‘Fiel’ or ‘Faithful’ - are to be rewarded for their devotion to the ‘Timão’ when

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