Over at the National Ignition Facility in California is the world's most powerful laser, and its tasked with bringing about the dream of pollution-free, clean fusion energy (well, when it's not busy doing military-related things). It just completed its first firing test at near full energy.
Ever have someone bitterly play the world's smallest violin at you? Well, two fingers rubbing together isn't going to cut it anymore: Johan Engelen and his fellow students really have created the world's smallest violin and it even produces music...
It looks like Chattanooga, Tennessee's fourth largest city with 170,000 residents, is going to be one of the first cities in the U.S. to offer one-gigabit-per-second internet upload and download speeds to the general public. Yep. Chattanooga.
A fellow named Peter Craig has secured the record for having the world's longest and active email address at 345 characters. Good on him, too — it's not just the gibberish it could have been.
This is the AK-1000, which, when it's deployed this summer in Scotland, should be the world's largest tidal turbine. It just so happens that it'll also be the world's most powerful, able to power 1,000 homes as it harnesses the power of Scotland's choppy waters.
If all goes well, the world's newest, largest clock should start ticking off its first seconds today in the city of Mecca. Its tower also happens to be Saudi Arabia's tallest building, and the tower's complex is the largest hotel in the world. Talk about going for broke!
The Sikorsky X2 isn't even a finished vehicle yet and it's already broken the rotorcraft speed record of 249 mph set in 1986 — though just barely. Then again, at 258 mph, the X2 is just getting started.
The last time we checked in with the Zephyr, an unmanned, solar-powered aircraft built in Britain, it was starting into its second week in the air. Now, the Zephyr has finally landed after a whopping two weeks of uninterrupted flight.
The current land speed world record is 763 mph, set by the ThrustSSC supersonic car in 1997. It was designed by a team including supersonic car pioneer Richard Noble, who is back again with the Bloodhound, a car that could...
The previous world record for the longest distance traveled in an electric vehicle on a single charge was 345 miles. The new record destroys that at a whopping 623 miles. Both were set by the Japan Electric Vehicle Club, and they do it using laptop batteries. Lots and lots of laptop batteries.