Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam
magicmarmot

Ganked from molasses



At first I was amazed at this piece of equipment, kind of a sci-fi industrial-looking thing. Then I realized that it had all the earmarks of being a photoreal CGI model, somebody's nightmare technology done up in Lightwave or somesuch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucket-wheel_excavator

Holy effluvious crap, that thing is real. To get an idea of the scale, click on the link to the google map.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/060428-bagger288-garzweiler.jpg

(note: I left the image in a link because the photo is so large: 5236x1693, 1111 KB.)

That large image is rife with detail, and just screams spaceship design, or perhaps some sort of future terraforming technology-- you know, for those 3D modelers out there.
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