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Video: Building a floating city also known as an aircraft carrier is hard as hell to do because the numbers are basically unfathomable. A basic aircraft carrier is made of 60,000 tonnes of steel, 4.5 acres of non-skid surface with four 100m catapults. The whole thing weighs 90.7 million kilograms and takes five years to build and - get this - costs $US5 billion ($6.5 billion) at the very least. It's a massive undertaking.

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Video: Tall buildings often have tuned mass dampers hidden inside their structures to stabilise them against the wind. Those tuned mass dampers are huge and heavy and help limit a building's movement by swaying in the opposite direction of the building. That is, if the wind is making a skyscraper sway to the right, the damper will sway to the left to dissipate the kinetic energy, and reduce the, um, swaying. What's interesting is that the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, doesn't have that.

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Video: Seeing a train get assembled is a lot like watching someone play with LEGO bricks, only if that someone was God and the LEGO bricks were stupidly ginormous. This timelapse of a London Elizabeth line train being built out at Bombardier in Derby is especially cool because it seems like pieces and parts are just flying together.

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Video: There are so many dump trucks, pavers and road rollers paving Moscow's Tverskaya Street in this time lapse that it looks like a massive swarm of machines have taken over Russia. The smaller road rollers look and move a lot like the little planes that launch from the mothership (which, in this case would be the dump trucks).

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Cruise ships are basically giant floating cities. How do you build a giant floating city? Well, it's pretty much like playing with Lego bricks. This time lapse shows the construction process of building AIDA Cruises' new flagship in Nagasaki: the AIDAprima. The AIDAprima can hold up to 3,300 passengers with 900 crew members and is nearly 304.80m long. The ship cost $US645 ($872) million to build and seeing it get put together almost makes it worth the sticker price.