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Ten Most Expensive Buildings In the World [Infographic]

If you’re interested in visiting some of the most expensive buildings in the world, take a trip to Las Vegas. Sin City boasts an impressive three of the world’s 10 –most expensive buildings.

If you want to see the rest, be prepared for some travel: Six of the 10 are located in countries outside the United States.

The list of the 10 most expensive buildings in the world is a remarkably varied one. It includes baseball and soccer stadiums, casinos, resorts and even a family home.

Here’s a quick look at some of the priciest real estate around:

The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas ranks as the 10th most expensive building in the world at a cost of $950 million. Built in 2007, the casino/resort owned by MGM Resorts International rises 43 stories in the air.

 

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The Geosocial Universe [Infographic]

This infographic, created by Jesse Thomas of digital creative agency Jess3, shows the relative size of social networks and online services such as Skype, Gmail, MySpace, Twitter and Foursquare, and also shows the proportion of their user base that access the service via a mobile device. Jess3 has also done a number of other creative visualizations of digital services, including the “Conversation Prism” in collaboration with Brian Solis

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The Internet in 2020 [Infographic]

The Internet in 2020- Predictions We Can Count On

More People Will Use the Internet

In 2010, there are 1.8 billion Internet users and a world population of 6.7 billion. In 2020, it is estimated that there will be five billion Internet users.

The Internet Will be More Geographically Dispersed

The estimated world population in 2009 was 6,767,805,208. The estimated number of Internet users on December 2000 was 360,985,492. The latest data shows the current number of Internet users at 1,802,330,457. The penetration of the Internet into the population is 26.6 percent. The growth of Internet users from 2000 to 2009 was 399.3 percent.

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Ocean Pollution: Not Just For the Oil Companies [Infographic]

Pollution of the open seas by human activities has become a serious problem. Ocean dumping is the dumping or placing of materials in designated places in the ocean, often on the continental shelf. A wide range of materials is involved, including garbage, construction and demolition debris, sewage sludge, dredge material, and waste chemicals. In some cases, ocean dumping is regulated and controlled, while some dumping occurs haphazardly by ships and tankers at sea, or illegally within coastal waters. Incineration at sea of organic wastes, with subsequent dumping, has been allowed as a viable disposal process, both in the United States and in Europe.

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How Big Is the International Space Station?

Essentially a laboratory that orbits Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) is now 98 percent complete, and the countdown is underway for the liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis as it prepares to deliver a new science module to the ISS. Scheduled to launch on Friday, May 14 at 2:20 p.m. EST, this mission will be Atlantis’ last, and will put some of the finishing touches on the ISS

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