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Absurdly Fast Human Catapult Goes From 0 To 200km/h In One Second

Video: Dubai is equal parts engineering marvel and rich person playground. It’s where drones race pricey supercars and skateboarders rent out and drain entire waterparks for their amusement. It’s also where BASE jumpers Chris Douggs McDougall and Jimmy Pouchert shot themselves 100m into the air just for the hell of it.


Dubai Is Building The World's Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

They like to do things big in Dubai, including a newly-approved concentrated solar power project that will generate 1000 megawatts of power by 2020 — and a whopping 5000 megawatts by 2030.


The UAE Should Not Build A Rain-Making Mountain To Fix Its Water Problems

It sounds like the plot of a winter blockbuster, but the United Arab Emirates is apparently quite serious about building a mountain to increase rainfall in the region. Would it work? Probably. But instead of launching an infrastructure project where a very rich country attempts to dig its way out of a drought, the UAE needs to get serious about conserving its water.


Skateboarding In An Empty Waterpark Looks Like The Most Fun Possible

Video: Skating a drained in-ground pool is old hat by now, so an entire waterpark was the obvious logical step forward.


Another Day, Another Burning Skyscraper In Dubai

Until today, it had been almost three months since the last burning skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates. That all changed when a building went up in flames just outside of Dubai earlier today.


Watch A Spectacular Lightning Show Splinter Across The Skies Over Dubai

Video: Dubai’s skyline is an ever-growing collection of impressive towering skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. And you know what loves tall buildings even more than tourists do? Lightning.


Seeing A Drone Zoom Down The Burj Khalifa Feels Like Free Falling

Video: Flying a drone over Dubai? It’s been done. Flying as a jetman all across the most famous buildings of Dubai? That too, has been done. It speaks to how nutty and batshit stunts have become (and how accessible it is for us to watch such nutty stunts) that normal nutty and batshit stunts can’t be done anymore because well, they have been done. Here’s something new though: Team Blacksheep flew a FPV Racer drone straight down the skyscrapers of Dubai. It feels like you’re falling down to the ground (as opposed to just seeing majestic aerial views).


When Will Dubai Fix Its Burning Skyscraper Problem?

Watching a 63-storey Dubai hotel explode into flames on New Year’s Eve and smolder well into New Year’s Day, you might’ve been wondering the same thing I was: Why do so many of Dubai’s skyscrapers catch fire? And how terrifying is it that this city can’t seem to stop this from happening?


Stunning Time Lapse Shows The Skyscraper In Dubai Engulfed In Fire

Video: On New Year’s Eve, the 63-storey Address hotel in Dubai caught on fire. It was a scary sight made worse as the back drop to the fire was the Burj Khalifa (and Dubai’s New Year celebration). The entire skyscraper seemed to be burning! But thankfully only 14 people suffered injuries. This time lapse by Kirill Neiezhmakov shows the skyscraper on fire in incredible detail. It’s such a jarring visual, the recognisable Dubai skyline engulfed in fire and dark smoke.


Dubai Is Giving Its Firefighters Jetpacks From New Zealand To Use During Skyscraper Fires

Fighting a fire in a towering skyscraper poses unique challenges for both the equipment and the firefighters. That’s why the fire departments of large cities have dedicated high-rise units — but Dubai wants to do one better by equipping its firefighters with jetpacks.


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