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20.) What is a geodesic dome?

A geodesic dome is "a sphere-like structure composed of a complex network of triangles." These triangles cause this structure to have a self-bracing framework that gives structural strength while using a smaller amount of material. "Geodesic" is a Latin word meaning "earth dividing." In a mathematical and architectural sense, a geodesic line is "the shortest distance between any two points on a sphere."

One of the most well-known geodesic domes is located in Orlando, FL. As a matter of fact, it is located at Disney World. This structure that I am referring to is the Epcot Center, as shown below.

This information was found at

http://architecture.about.com/library/blgloss-dome.htm?iam=momma_100_SKD&terms=%22What+is+a+Geodesic+Dome%3F%22

The picture was found at

http://www.cranesroost.net/epcot.jpg