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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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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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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 Motorcycle Speed

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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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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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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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Thomas Poulsom’s Stellar Birds Elevate LEGOs To an Art

Thomas Poulsom’s Stellar Birds Elevate LEGOs To an Art

From a family that built part of their NYC apartment out of LEGOs to the world record-shattering tower that was just completed in South Korea, we've seen some pretty incredible LEGO creations here at

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China Building $3.7 bn, 1,373 Mile, High-Capacity Power Transmission Line

China Building $3.7 bn, 1,373 Mile, High-Capacity Power Transmission Line

China's economy is growing at unprecedented rates, and the superpower has been doing everything it can to generate enough power to support it. So far the nation has invested in everything from alternative

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1,900 Canoes and Kayaks Link Together in Attempt to Break Guinness Record

1,900 Canoes and Kayaks Link Together in Attempt to Break Guinness Record

This colorful display of 1,902 canoes and kayaks attempted to break the "largest raft" world record on Fourth Lake in New York's Adirondacks this Spring. As rules stipulated it had to float freely for at

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PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Studying the Health of the Ocean

PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Studying the Health of the Ocean

If you thought there could be nothing better than a world-record-setting wave-powered nautical robot, you were wrong. The PacX Wave Glider team of robots is all of those things - and they're on a mission

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The SolarWorld GT Lands in the U.S. for the Next Leg of Its World Tour!

The SolarWorld GT Lands in the U.S. for the Next Leg of Its World Tour!

The SolarWorld GT has been on a world tour, and it finally reached the North American leg of its excursion, hitting the sparkling streets of the US just yesterday! The solar car was sent off on its

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The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

Giles Miller has wooed us with his intricate cardboard creations before, and now he's brought us the world's largest cardboard Christmas tree! Standing at roughly 20 feet in the Design Museum London's

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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Our guess is that there are no tea drinkers on this team of British automotive engineers that has been constructing a car that runs entirely on coffee beans! Just earlier this month, their pepped up ride

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Toyota’s 80.3 MPH Ku:Rin Racer Smashes Speed Record for Compressed Air Vehicles

Toyota’s 80.3 MPH Ku:Rin Racer Smashes Speed Record for Compressed Air Vehicles

Toyota subsidiary Toyota Industries Corp. just set a new record for compressed air vehicles that proves this green technology really could be a viable option for powering production vehicles. The Ku:Rin

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Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Electric Motor from a Single Molecule

Scientists Create World’s Tiniest Electric Motor from a Single Molecule

Chemists at Massachusetts’ Tufts University recently shattered a Guinness World Record as they unveiled the world’s tiniest motor. The teeny electric motor is made from a single molecule, and it

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Wold Record-Breaking “Schluckspecht” EV Goes Over 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge!

Wold Record-Breaking “Schluckspecht” EV Goes Over 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge!

Electric vehicle records are being broken all the time these days, which is great news for the advancement of EV technology. But the "Schluckspecht" EV ("heavy drinker" in German) from the University of

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Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford's Solar Car Project has spent almost two years building their entry for this year's World Solar Challenge - a streamlined solar vehicle that may be the fastest solar car ever built. Designed in

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Finnair to Launch World’s Longest Biofueled Commercial Flight Today

Finnair to Launch World’s Longest Biofueled Commercial Flight Today

Today Finnair is set to break a world record as it launches a cooking oil-powered flight from Amsterdam to Helsinki - the world’s longest biofueled commercial flight to date. Commercial airlines have

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Meet The Schumacher Mi3, The World’s Fastest Remote-Controlled Car

Meet The Schumacher Mi3, The World’s Fastest Remote-Controlled Car

Meet the world's fastest remote-controlled car - the Schumacher Mi3. It is capable of speeds up to 161.76 miles per hour, making it fast enough to beat many real cars in a race. The Mi3 was built by Nic

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World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Breaks Guinness Record and Waters Plant

In March the 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest was held at Purdue University, where they threw down and won not only the competition, but also the Guinness Record for the largest Rube Goldberg Machine.

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