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Now here's a room with many views. At Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, you might come across this mirrored lookout blending into the landscape. The walls of mirrors are both framing device and invisibility cloak, reflecting an utterly unique view of the surrounding loch and trees.

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These are The Kelpies, an impressive monument in The Helix, a land transformation project in Scotland. The two metal horse heads stand 30m tall. This time-lapse video — created over 60 days of stop-motion filming across seven months — show how they were built.

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When the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow this July, the city wants to put its best foot forward. The city thus has plans to blow up the Red Road flats, an infamous and now largely abandoned housing project, as part of its opening ceremony. A growing backlash, however, asks whether dynamiting the Red Road flats should really be turned into a celebration.

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Part Tricorder and part lock-pick, Dr. Who's famous all-in-one device could handle any crisis — save deadlock seals. Now, researchers from Dundee University have replicated at least some of the screwdriver's functionality with a machine capable of lifting and turning suspended objects.

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There's no smoking in front of Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Scotland — the sign says so — though nobody really paid attention to it. That's why the hospital installed a loudspeaker-backed smoke alarm commanding cigarette scofflaws — in no uncertain terms — to cut that shit out.

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The charming rural scene pictured above actually contains 50 tons of discarded water bottles and sandwich containers, which were blended up and refashioned into this 27m long plastic bridge.