Tag: sweden

Oct 8, 2014

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

Did you know the Sweden Solar System is the largest permanent scale model of the Solar System in the world? The Sun, represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, is the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in…

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Sep 6, 2014

Picture of the Day: Just a Baby Dwarf Hippo

Picture of the Day: Just a Baby Dwarf Hippo

Photograph by Parken Zoo on Facebook Meet Olivia, a rolly polly dwarf Hippo and newest addition to the Parken Zoo family in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Olivia was born 2 August 2014, weighing just under 6 kg (13 lbs). A small 5-picture album of the newborn was recently shared on Parken Zoo’s Facebook page. The species…

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Aug 6, 2014

100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

From 1887 – 1913 this incredible Telephone Tower served as one of the main telephone junctions in Stockholm, Sweden. About 5000 telephone lines were connected here. Even after the tower was decommissioned in 1913 the tower remained as landmark until 1953 when it was torn down as the result of a fire. In this…

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Jun 13, 2013

Inside Facebook’s Data Center Near the Arctic Circle

Inside Facebook’s Data Center Near the Arctic Circle

On the edge of the Arctic Circle, where the River Lule meets the Gulf of Bothnia, lies Facebook’s newest data center in Luleå, Sweden. Launched earlier this week, the center is now handling live traffic from around the world. Facebook claims Luleå is likely to be one of the most efficient and sustainable data…

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May 2, 2013

The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

Located in central Stockholm is the headquarters of Bahnhof, a Swedish Internet Service Provider and host with one of the coolest data centers on the planet. It gained notoriety a few years back as the former home of Wikileaks. Named Pionen White Mountains, it is located 30 meters (100 ft) under the granite rocks…

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Apr 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: Into the Dragon’s Lair

Picture of the Day: Into the Dragon’s Lair

INTO THE DRAGON’S LAIR Photograph by TOBIAS LINDMAN In this vivid capture, we see the entrance to Rådhuset metro station. Rådhuset (Court House) is a rapid transit station in Kungsholmen in central Stockholm, part of the Stockholm metro. The station is located on the blue line between T-Centralen and Fridhemsplan and was…

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Feb 12, 2013

The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World

The Largest Ice and Snow Hotel in the World

Every winter, artists from around the world gather in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden, for an art project that has become known as ICEHOTEL. It is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice. Jukkasjärvi is a small village in northern Sweden with a population of 900 residents and about 1000 dogs. Each…

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