Midnight In The Desert — cities

New Aerial Images Show Mysterious Lost City In The Middle Of The Pacific Ocean

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New Aerial Images Show Mysterious Lost City In The Middle Of The Pacific Ocean

Nan Madol is an ancient and remote city that has long been out of reach for archaeologists. Now, new tech has given scholars unprecedented access to the site, which was once the seat of the Saudeleur Dynasty (1100 CE to 1600 CE). The "floating" city sits on a coral reef in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the island of Pohnpei, the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) from Los Angeles and 2,575 kilometers (1,600 miles) from Australia. In the latest episode of What On Earth? on the Science Channel, viewers can gaze at...

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The City of the Future Is Hiding in the Arizona Desert

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The City of the Future Is Hiding in the Arizona Desert

In the museum of vaporware from the twentieth century's imaginarium, one will find a suite of technologies doomed to be perennially futuristic: personal jetpacks and flying cars, moon bases and generation ships, teleportation, and fusion energy. As for the museum itself, it will be an arcology: A building whose design is informed by its local environment, and the poster child of futures that never materialized. A portmanteau of 'architecture' and 'ecology,' arcology was first theorized by the Italian architect Paolo Soleri in the late 1960s. Billed by its creator as the blueprint for a "city in the image of man,"...

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Holidays on the Moon and Mars, travelling in drones and underwater cities could be possible in 100 years

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Holidays on the Moon and Mars, travelling in drones and underwater cities could be possible in 100 years

Entire cities suspended under water within a giant transparent bubble, as well as "super skyscrapers" that surpass the Shard and “Earth-scrapers” built up to 25 stories below ground level could be a reality within the next century, the SmartThings Future Living Report predicts. The self-sustaining bubble, fully equipped with 3D printed houses as well as schools, offices and parks, would use the surrounding water to both supply itself with oxygen and generate hydrogen fuel. Personal flying drones, which academics believe could become the standard method of transport, could also eliminate the need to pack for a holiday by transporting your...

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