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The World’s Longest LEGO Railway Stretches Nearly 2.5 Miles Long

The World’s Longest LEGO Railway Stretches Nearly 2.5 Miles Long

What has nearly 100,000 LEGO pieces, spans nearly 2.5 miles and can be used to transport a Lilliputian army? The world’s longest LEGO railway, of course! On May 10th and 11th, Lego enthusiast Henrik

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Scientists Develop Graphene Aerogel – The World’s Lightest Material

Scientists Develop Graphene Aerogel – The World’s Lightest Material

Last year, German scientists created aerographite, which at 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter was dubbed the world's lightest material. However they have now been eclipsed by a team from China's

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Detroit Electric to Debut Battery-Powered US-Made Sports Car Next Month

Detroit Electric to Debut Battery-Powered US-Made Sports Car Next Month

After five years of silence, Detroit Electric has resurfaced with the announcement that they will debut a battery-powered two-seater sports car on April 3rd. Headed up by former Lotus executive and

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Istanbul Promote Energy Conservation by Knitting World’s Largest Sweater

Istanbul Promote Energy Conservation by Knitting World’s Largest Sweater

Istanbul’s Bayrampasa municipality has claimed the world record for knitting the world’s largest sweater. Inspired by National Sweater Day, which is celebrated in Canada every February 9, the

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Boston Dynamics Equips BigDog Robot With an Arm Strong Enough to Throw Cinder Blocks

Boston Dynamics Equips BigDog Robot With an Arm Strong Enough to Throw Cinder Blocks

Over the years, robotics company Boston Dynamics has developed a number of robots that take inspiration from nature such as the Cheetah, PETMAN and Rise. Among the most famous of their designs is BigDog,

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First Solar Sets a New Record for Thin-Film Solar Efficiency

First Solar Sets a New Record for Thin-Film Solar Efficiency

Just last year, Republican lawmakers were trying to tarnish First Solar, Inc, because the Department of Energy provided loan guarantees to the company. But politics couldn't sink the word's largest

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Coffee-Powered Vehicle Sets Guinness Land Speed Record for Caffeinated Combustion

Coffee-Powered Vehicle Sets Guinness Land Speed Record for Caffeinated Combustion

For some of us, it takes a couple of cups of coffee to wake up and hit the road. The Bean Machine, a coffee-powered pickup built by UK engineer and conservationist Martin Bacon, takes the notion of

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World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic Made of 85,794 Cubes Wins Guinness World Record

World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic Made of 85,794 Cubes Wins Guinness World Record

Toronto-based Cube Works Studio recently set a new Guinness World Record by building the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic from 80,940 cubes! Standing over 13 feet high and 200 feet wide, the

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Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution

Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution

When it comes to swimming through the water with efficiency and ease, gliding is the best way to get around. A team of engineers led by Xiaobo Tan from Michigan State University have refined their

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Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

In order to raise awareness of recycling efforts, the design team devised a method of turning ordinary tetra brik milk cartons into LEGO-esque building materials. Using clamps to link the cartons at an

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Sudarsan Pattnaik Sculpts 500 Santa Clauses From Beach Sand To Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Sudarsan Pattnaik Sculpts 500 Santa Clauses From Beach Sand To Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Without timely efforts to adapt to sea level rise brought on by climate change, our beloved beaches could virtually disappear, leaving a ragged and dangerous coastline in its wake. That's a future sand

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Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight

Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight

A team of Yamaha motorcycle designers have put their experience to the test in a new field by developing an ultralight airplane that's powered by a simple set of pedals - just like your bike!

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Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Liquid Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup behind the surfboard-sized robots known as Wave Gliders, announced today that the Papa Mau robot completed a record-breaking 9,000 mile trip across the Pacific

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World’s First One Ton Pumpkin Squashes the Competition at the Topsfield Fair!

World’s First One Ton Pumpkin Squashes the Competition at the Topsfield Fair!

What better way to kick off autumn than with a gigantic pumpkin? We're not talking about just any sizable squash - it's the world's first one-ton pumpkin! Ron Wallace of Greene, Rhode Island has grown a

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216 MPH Electric KillaJoule Motorcycle Shatters World Land Speed Record!

216 MPH Electric KillaJoule Motorcycle Shatters World Land Speed Record!

A graduate student from the University of Denver just shattered a world speed record by hitting an astounding 216 MPH on her home-built “KillaJoule” electric motorcycle during the BUB

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Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive Sets Two World Records for EV Charging in the Netherlands

Fisker Automotive's Karma EV just set two new world records at a recent event at the Floriade Horticultural World Expo in Venlo, Netherlands. Fisker now holds the the world record for the highest number

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DARPA’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Run Faster Than Usain Bolt!

DARPA’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Run Faster Than Usain Bolt!

In March, we reported that Boston Dynamics and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Cheetah bot had shattered the world speed record for legged robots with a running speed of 18 mph. At

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US Space & Rocket Centre Employees Build World’s Largest K’NEX Sculpture!

US Space & Rocket Centre Employees Build World’s Largest K’NEX Sculpture!

Traditionally, people visit the US Space and Rocket Center to view the massive Saturn V booster rockets and the Space Shuttle. But there's now a new attraction, and one that has set a Guinness World

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Gamera II Helicopter Breaks World Altitude Record for Human-Powered Aircraft!

Gamera II Helicopter Breaks World Altitude Record for Human-Powered Aircraft!

Earlier this month we reported that a group of students from the University of Maryland broke the national record for the longest human-powered flight while simultaneously setting the world record for the

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Twin Cities IKEA Powers Up Minnesota’s Largest Solar Array

Twin Cities IKEA Powers Up Minnesota’s Largest Solar Array

As part of IKEA's Solar Panel Initiative, the world’s largest furniture retailer has powered up an enormous photovoltaic array on their Twin Cities store in Bloomington, Minnesota. The array is the

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IBM Sets New World Record For Photovoltaic Cell Efficiency

IBM Sets New World Record For Photovoltaic Cell Efficiency

Working together with Solar Frontier, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo (TOK) and DelSolar, IBM's Materials Science team has developed an efficient and affordable PV cell made of abundant natural materials—and they have

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Japan Builds First Swimming Robot To Create ‘Swumanoid’ Robo-Lifeguards

Japan Builds First Swimming Robot To Create ‘Swumanoid’ Robo-Lifeguards

The Tokyo University of Technology have created the Swumanoid, a human-like swimming robot that they believe could one day be used to patrol beaches and save swimmers in distress (think of it as part

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World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH Record!

World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH Record!

Chip Yates, who's known for setting speed records with electric motorcycles, has just set a new world record in his Long-ESA electric airplane. Yates now holds the world record for being the first person

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LEGOLAND Windsor Builds World’s Tallest LEGO Tower Using Over 500,000 Bricks!

LEGOLAND Windsor Builds World’s Tallest LEGO Tower Using Over 500,000 Bricks!

“We are delighted to reclaim the record for Britain,” said the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s Divisional Director Sue Kemp. “We last held it in 2008 when it was a mere 29.26 meters (95.99 ft) tall.

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The Blackbird Wind-Powered Car Can Travel Upwind Faster than the Wind!

The Blackbird Wind-Powered Car Can Travel Upwind Faster than the Wind!

Led by Rick Cavallaro, DDWFTTW has developed a wind-powered car called the Blackbird that is capable of traveling upwind at speeds faster than the wind! In 2010 Cavallaro's team set a world record by

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Drayson Racing Electric Car Sets World Record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Drayson Racing Electric Car Sets World Record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Drayson Racing Technologies just set a world record with its new electric-powered prototype racing car, the B12/69EV, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb. In front of thousands of fans,

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Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Audi R8 e-tron Electric Car Sets World Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

This fall Audi's first electric car, the R8 e-tron will arrive in Audi showrooms, and it just set a world record by the completing a lap on Germany's Nürburgring Nordschleife faster than any other

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Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan LEAF Electric Car to Attempt World Record for Driving in Reverse!

Nissan is going to show the world just how fun their LEAF electric car is at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K., and they're going to do it in reverse. Thanks to its electric powertrain,

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University of Maryland Team Sets New Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Time Record!

University of Maryland Team Sets New Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Time Record!

A team of 40 researchers and students at the University of Maryland’s Department of Aerospace Engineering set a new world record for a flight time set by a human-powered helicopter. Actually, they

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The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

Rio de Janeiro Image from Shutterstock The Rio+20 Conference (20 years after the original Earth Summit) was called to bring together world leaders, along with thousands of participants from

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