This is the mass dampening ball atop Taipei 101, currently the world’s tallest building. The hydraulic legs at the bottom of the ball will push it in the opposite direction the building is moving during an earthquake or high winds.
Daily Archives: January 6, 2008
Welcome to the Jungle
Greetings from the jungles of Borneo. Literally. I’m on a satellite internet connection in the Royal Mulu Resort in Mulu National Park.
This been one helluva experience so far. Today I went honest to goodness spelunking. Hard hat with a light on it and everything. Tomorrow I’m off to walk in the rainforest treetops 30 up in the canopy and watch a million bats fly past me at night.
I didn’t even know this place existed two weeks ago. So far it has been one of the highlights of the trip.
I don’t have time for much else, becuase this is an expensive internet connection and they are shutting things down here. I think I’m going to have a Yakushima type suprise for everyone when I get my photos processed from Mulu.