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Elevators Of The Future Will Move Sideways Without A Single Cable

Elevators Of The Future Will Move Sideways Without A Single Cable

One of the biggest engineering challenges of building a towering skyscraper isn’t keeping the structure from falling over, it’s moving all the people around inside of it. To improve efficiency, and facilitate the construction of even taller buildings, Germany’s ThyssenKrupp has completely redesigned elevators so that they can move sideways…

Why YouTube Isn’t Going To Run Out Of Video IDs

Why YouTube Isn’t Going To Run Out Of Video IDs

Video: IPv4, the internet address system born out of the birth of the internet, serves as a cautionary tale to always plan ahead: no-one thought there would ever be more than 4.3 billion devices connected to the internet, only to be proved horribly wrong 30 years later. But YouTube planned…