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To raise the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Egyptians transported enormous stone blocks on boats on the Nile, mounted them on sledges and then wet the sand along the route to the pyramid to make them easier to slide. But how they hauled them up this pharaonic monument is still an unknown. Here we explore how science and technology are helping to reveal how it was constructed.
Only 1% of all steel manufactured is lost to landfills. The world's most recycled building material is reused again and again to build all kinds of structures. We can save resources, costs and energy by reusing steel, glass and concrete. While human civilization has been striving for centuries to build ever more colossal structures, such as skyscrapers, it is now seeking ways to give their components a second life.
From robots that deliver coffee to chairs that rearrange themselves after a meeting, this is the challenge facing two large companies with an ambitious goal: to transform an area equivalent to about 200 football fields into a smart city project run solely by artificial intelligence.