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Geodesic dome

Today I learned that the name for a dome made of triangles is called Geodesic dome. Besides the fact that this way of building a dome some very nice structural advantages due to the even distribution of stress through our the structure, I also learned that it’s alluding to geodesy, the science of accurately measuring the earth.

Image of a Geodesic dome

Source: Wikipedia by Eberhard von Nellenburg published as CC-BY-SA 3.0

I came across this while looking for something to to share today. It turned out quite well, I would say.