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Physicist Builds a Supercomputer out of PS3s in a Refrigerated Shipping Container

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It’s not every day you hear the words “shipping container”, “Playstation”, “military”, “computational astrophysics” and “supercomputer” in the same sentence, but strangely, that’s exactly what happened in one University and another Air Force base in the United States. A physicist named Ghuarav Khanna from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth had the bright idea to take…

Shipping Containers – The Ideal Obstacle Course Building Block

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Obstacle courses are used in a wide variety of situations around the world, from corporate team building, to military training. Made up of challenging obstacles that you must run around, climb over, crawl under or navigate through, they are ideal for testing your physical and mental strength, and will power. As the popularity of ‘assault’…

The Secret to Laying Successful Foundations for Shipping Containers

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All over the world people and organisations are building small houses, community facilities, libraries and even promotional kiosks from shipping containers. Whereas setups like promotional kiosks are mobile, when you’re creating permanent structures from shipping containers a good foundation is critical. Whether you are building a workshop, an office or a house, the foundation carries…

Shipping Container Libraries – Making Books Accessible Across the World

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What do books and shipping containers have in common? When you think of shipping containers, images of large steel boxes being loaded and unloaded at shipping ports by monstrous cranes immediately spring to mind. But can you imagine these structures being used as libraries and reading places for children all over the world? While architecture…

Ken Block’s Insane Recycled Shipping Container “Hoonigan” HQ

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Chances are, if you have spent any amount of time on social media, you’ve seen one of Ken Block’s “Hoonigan” series of Gymkhana videos, featuring Ken performing insane feats in a wide variety of ultra high powered vehicles. Ken is, of course, a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division (also known as the…

15 Great Spare Room Ideas That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

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Shipping containers are an ideal way to build a new spare room for your house quickly, cheaply and effectively. You can either modify one yourself if you are into DIY or take a pre-built container “cabin” and repurpose it to your hearts content. By taking a 20 or 40 foot container, adding access doors, windows,…

Skateistan Charity Builds New Facilities from Second Hand Shipping Containers

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What do second hand shipping containers have to do with skateboarding, Afghanistan, Cambodia and at risk youth? A lot once you check out this amazing humanitarian project started by skateboarders Oliver Percovich, Max Henniger, Shams Razi and Sharma Nolan. What is Skateistan? Skateistan is Kabul’s very first skate park. Skateboarding is used as a way…