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World Guide – Tuned Mass Damper of the Shanghai Tower

World Guide List Item – Investigate the Magnetic Tuned Mass Damper of the Shanghai Tower From Gizmodo: https://gizmodo.com/how-a-121-storey-building-uses-a-giant-magnet-to-preven-1692540759 This is where the ‘tuned mass’ damper system of the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower comes into play. The physics of the damper work exactly as normal — a 1,000 ton weight hangs from steel cables. But two systems …

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Hallstatt, Austria

Tucked away in the mountains of Austria you’ll find the tiny town of Hallstatt. Hallstatt and its population of less than 1000 residents rest on the southwestern shore of the Hallstätter See. In addition to the picturesque view of the town on the lake, tourists can see the world’s first salt mine, enjoy nearby skiing, …

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Kamawanu, Tokyo, Japan

Kamawanu Load up here on tenugui, traditional dyed cloths printed with images of everything from Mount Fuji to musical notes. Locals use the fabrics for wrapping wine bottles and presents (for the constant gift-giving), and they can easily double as handkerchiefs and napkins. 23-1 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku; 011-81-3-3780-0182.

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Franz Joseph Land

Franz Joseph Land Franz Josef Land, Franz Joseph Land or Francis Joseph’s Land (Russian: ????? ??????-??????, Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa) is an uninhabited archipelago located in the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea and Kara Sea, constituting the northernmost part of Arkhangelsk Oblast in Russia. It consists of 191 islands, which cover an area of 16,134 square kilometers (6,229 …

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