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Now You Can Go Inside Barcelona's Most Notorious Prison

By Jennifer Ceaser

Posted on 12/18/2019, 10:00 PM

  Built as a “model” penitentiary, La Model opened to much fanfare in 1904 in the L'Eixample neighborhood, which was then the outskirts of Barcelona. Its panoptic design was cutting-edge for the time: It had a circular watchtower ringed by cells, enabling one guard to monitor all inmates from one post. Six wings were later added, radiating out from the central tower, and the imposing stone comp...

See this Supercomputer Hidden Inside a Barcelona Church

By Jennifer Ceaser

Posted on 11/26/2019, 3:00 PM

One of the world’s most powerful computers, Barcelona Supercomputing Center’s MareNostrum 4 has been programmed to do everything from predict hurricanes to analyze cancer therapies to test the aerodynamics of Spanish cars. And it does it all from inside a church. This supercomputer isn’t just seriously fast. It’s also seriously good-looking. Awarded Most Beautiful Data Center in the World b...

A Former Floating Prison is Now London’s Hottest New Hotel

By Jennifer Ceaser

Posted on 11/10/2016, 12:00 AM

The Good Hotel wasn't always so good—in fact, it was a jail. But it's a fantastic way to stay on the River Thames in London....

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