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Beijing, China, January 29, 2008China's new National Aquatics Center glows after its unveiling.

The ''Water Cube'' will host swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming during the 2008 Olympic Games.

The building's double-layered, translucent skin is made of a Teflon-like material called ETFE. The building breathes like a greenhouse, thanks to a conduit between the two layers, according to the Associated Press.

''The pool's out of the world,'' International Olympic Committee member Kevan Gosper told the AP. ''You'd think it was sent from another planet."

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