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Germany Sets 23.9 GW Solar Power Generation Record!

Germany Sets 23.9 GW Solar Power Generation Record!

Despite the long and dark winter, solar panels keep lining Germany's residential rooftops. According to SMA Solar Technology, the country has just set another world record in solar energy

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Chip Yates Announces Plans to Fly an Electric Airplane Non-Stop Across the Atlantic

Chip Yates Announces Plans to Fly an Electric Airplane Non-Stop Across the Atlantic

Last year, Chip Yates set a new world record for being the first person to fly an electric airplane over 200 mph. But that wasn't enough to satisfy him. Yates is aiming even higher, announcing plans to

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163 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

163 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

French cyclist François Gissy just strapped a hydrogen peroxide rocket to the frame of his bike and hit a record-breaking top speed of 163 mph! The epic thrill ride took place at abandoned runway in the

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Moto Electra Looks to Set Record by Crossing US in an Electric Motorcycle in Just 3 Days

Moto Electra Looks to Set Record by Crossing US in an Electric Motorcycle in Just 3 Days

It's hard to imagine a time when driving cross-country was a challenge, a time when gas stations were infrequent and roads were unreliably paved. But that’s exactly what inspired the people at Moto

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Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat, set a new record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a vessel powered entirely by solar energy, smashing its own 2010 record by four days.

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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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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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