iCandy: Tech for the Hands, Eyes, and Body

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This gargantuan bucket is part of Taiyuan Heavy Industry Co.’s WK-75, the largest mining excavator in the world. The shovel, which can move 75 cubic meters of earth with a single scoop, can be used to dig up to 12 000 metric tons of coal per hour. But there is no concern that such heavy loads may cause the attached vehicle to tip over: The excavator is longer than a basketball court and weighs 2000 metric tons.

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