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26 Examples Of Amazing Machinery [Pic]

Five F-1 engines of the Saturn V (Dr. von Braun stands nearby)

TEREX RH400

Propellers of The Titanic c. 1912

The worlds largest-diameter tunnel boring machine

Peacekeeper ICBM guidance module, 1986

“Heidi” the 4,500 horsepower boring machine as she breaks through at the final section of Gotthard Base Tunnel, the worlds longest rail tunnel.

A brand new HD750, GE CT Scanner

A naked Porsche Carrera GT

One hell of a beautiful generator… sexy even.

A rotary snowplow locomotive in St. Louis

Boeing wing stress testing

Twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo

KRAZ truck with a MIG-15 turbojet engine

Siemens HVDC transformer

Large Hadron Collider

JET Project Tokamak Fusion Reactor

Nuclear Steam Turbine

Large-scale excavator at a lignite open pit mine

Lufthansa 747-800. GEnx Engines

Lexus LFA 8-Speed Transmission

Higgs Boson Particle Detector

The top of the W-16 block from a Bugatti Veyro

Dark matter liquid xenon detector

Inside a hydroelectric turbine

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Flat-Six

Taisun, the worlds strongest crane, preparing to lower an oil platform onto its pontoons, Yantai, China


The beauty of function, form and engineering. Who knew it was possible to get turned on by metal?

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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    September 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    Link: 26 Examples Of Amazing Machinery - The beauty of function, form and engineering. Who knew it was possible to get turned on by metal?
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    Verenthi Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm
    Prototype containment for a fusion reactor? Sweet!
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    I never saw that open pit miner thing before.. that thing looks massive. I wouldn`t mind having my own personal boring machine, i`d make some pretty cool underground highways. But it would be even better if we could get something like minecraft, with a few chops a 1m cube is gone from the ground, and in your pocket, a mixture of star trek and i dream of Genie (her bottle)
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    September 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Amazing objects, though many of them are a megalophobe`s nightmare.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    September 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    Borg toys, cool.
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    tech pron ... alright!
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    Some day I would love to see one of those Large-scale excavators in real life. They just look so unreal-huge.
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    pic 1:

    "Concert hall manager Peter M. Holloway inspecting Led Zeppelin`s sound equipment, moments before being blasted into Rock`n`Roll heaven ..."
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    September 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    747: Our local coal port has a new stacker/reclaimer which is much the same thing, and it is eNORmous! I built a model of the coal operations for the company, and nobody could believe how huge the new one is next to the old machine, which is huge and only half its size!
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm
    Love these!
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    @briancas Read a fact in an encyclopedia once...SWEET JESUS IT WAS in a DIFFERENT ONE TOO? o.o
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    Having stood next to those Apollo Saturn V engines, in Houston, they are jaw droppingly huge.
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    turbotong Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    Large-scale excavator looks like a scene from Transformers
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    Speaking of which, one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. Video

    Sorry about the foreign video link, but apparently that specific video is banned on youtube, dailymotion, vimeo and other places. Why? I don`t know.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    September 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    Homo sapiens, drat yeah!
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    October 1, 2013 at 1:36 am
    alpensepp: Amen to that!

    Verenthi: They exist in several places, however with our current tech they don`t break even energy-wise (not to mention economically).
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    October 1, 2013 at 3:26 am
    Most definitely awesome !
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    October 1, 2013 at 4:16 am
    Things of beauty there.
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    rburridge Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2013 at 4:35 am
    Wow, incredible.
    Studying towards a degree in automotive engineering i can only hope that one day i will be involved in designing such incredible machines.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
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    October 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    I think I got to see one of those HVDC transformers being transported to a new "power station." I had a mildly insane urge to lick it.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm
    [quote">Prototype containment for a fusion reactor? Sweet![/quote">

    It`s fully functional, several generations on from the first ones and has been running for 30 years.

    The main problem is still the same, though - creating the conditions in which fusion can occur requires more energy than can be obtained from the fusion. JET holds the record, but it`s nowhere near sustainable breakeven point. It`s a research facility. It got to about 65% for a fraction of a second (q=~0.65). You need about q=10 sustained indefinitely for a viable power station.

    But they`ve learned a lot from JET and are currently building ITER, a far bigger facility that`s the next step...and that should be able to reach q=10 for brief periods.

    You`ve seen the photo of JET in this list. Here`s a photo of the foundation for the same structure in ITER, taken from much further away:

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    Ah, IAB`s bugs ate part of a post again. Here`s the link to a brief article on ITER. It`s late and over budget, of course, but it is being built right now.

    The first photo shows the difference in scale.

    Big. Very big.


    Actual fusion power stations are still probably 40 years away, though. ITER is still a test facility and it`s far too expensive to use as a power station even if it was capable of sustained fusion at a high enough efficiency (which it won`t be).

    But it is impressive and promising that multiple national governments have been co-operating on the project for 40 years and plan to continue it for 40 more.
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