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Geckskin: Adhesive Material Inspired by Gecko Feet

In the movie Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise climbed the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai with the help of special gloves that "stick" to the [...]

Saudi Arabia Plans to Build Mile-High Building

Saudi Arabia’s proposed Kingdom Tower will rise to 5,280 feet. That’s a full mile. If completed, this building in Jeddah will cost $30 billion to build and will contain apartments, hotel rooms, and offices in its 12 million cubic feet of space. The above graphic compares the structure to the Petronis Tower (center) in Malaysia [...]

Dubai’s Vertical City Photos

Neatorama readers have followed the construction of the Burj Dubai. At times it seemed as if it would never be completed. Now the new tallest building in the world, renamed the Burj Khalifa, is finished. See photographs of the grand opening and find links to stories about the event. Fireworks light up Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest [...]