Tag Archive: science

  1. Floating Elevators

    Although these conceptual designs may seem like science fiction, they are actually part of a plan for a new landmark in Taichung, Taiwan. The tower, expected to be completed in two years, will stand 1,000 feet tall and will use wind turbines and solar cells as part of its energy-efficient design. Perhaps the most interesting…

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  2. Elevators and Conformity

    Sometimes people are like sheep mindlessly following along with the herd. This video demonstrates this phenomenon, and reminds us how quickly we can conform to social pressures in order to fit in. The video features experiments originally conducted in 1962 and then recreated in present day. In these experiments, people seem to change the direction…

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  3. SEES Celebrates 150 Blog Entries: How Elevators Work

    We have been on quite a journey through the world of elevators in this blog. We have explored elevator history, news, entertainment and technological developments. But one important aspect of these efficient and ingenious machines that we have not yet covered is how elevators actually work. Today, in celebration of 150 fascinating blog entries, we…

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  4. How to Clean an Elevator

    What does it take to clean a 100 year old elevator? Check out this segment from Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs to find out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5wh21OqGPk

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  5. The History of Elevators

    In this age of modern miracles, it is easy to take technology for granted. Many people do not realize that when they step into an elevator, they are enjoying an invention that has evolved over thousands of years. This Elevating History Timeline includes the most important advances in the science of lifting, from the moving…

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