Wind Powered GreenBird Breaks Land Speed Record

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Wind powered transportation is nothing new to this planet. While it has remained on the lakes and oceans for the most part, there are a few people out there who have brought it onto dry land. One such person, Richard Jenkins, has taken wind power to a new level by breaking the land speed record for a wind powered vehicle.

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Solar Car Breaks World Distance Record

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This tiny solar car, called Xof1 (Power of One), has just broken the world distance record for a solar-powered vehicle, and is still going and going. Beginning its record-breaking trek last June, it’s gone from Buffalo, N.Y. to the Arctic Circle and back, next making it all the way across the continent to Los Angeles, traveling a total of more than 12,500 miles. Continue reading… “Solar Car Breaks World Distance Record”

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Street Legal Race Car Limo Will Hit 300 MPH

Street Legal Race Car Limo Will Hit 300 MPH 

 GP Limo

What you see here is probably the most awesomest way to arrive at a senior prom that you could possibly imagine. The GP Limo was designed and built by Michael Pettipas to seat 7 people (6 passengers and an experienced driver) and you might think that providing an authentic F1 experience to his riders would be enough, but apparently it’s not. You see Michael actually wants the GP Limo to beat the Bugatti Veyron’s 253 mph record for a street legal vehicle. (Yeah, believe it or not the GP Limo is actually street legal!)

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World’s Largest Sand Carpet

World’s Largest Sand Carpet

When one thinks of sand art, sand castles are what often comes to mind, but Tibetan Buddhist monks have long designed magnificent mandalas out of colored sand, for which Iranian artists have put a new spin to – famous for their traditional Persian rugs, a group of artists have taken it to a whole new level by creating the world’s largest sand carpet.

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New Spin Record Set By Matchbook-Sized Motor

New Spin Record Set By Matchbook-Sized Motor 

 Test of the new motor from ETH Zurich’s Department of Power Electronics exceeds 1,000,000 rpm in the digital readout.

Industrial motors can spin at a head-spinning 250,000 revolutions per minute. But a new matchbook-sized motor runs circles around the competition.

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Could MicroSD Cards Replace CD’s For Next Generation Music Lovers?

Could MicroSD Cards Replace CD’s For Next Generation Music Lovers? 

Could microSD cards – tiny devices the size of a fingernail – replace bulky CDs and intangible downloads for next-generation music lovers? Selling albums in microSD format is the latest concept from SanDisk, the California-based manufacturer of flash memory cards and developer of SD cards, which are now widely licensed.

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How 113,000 Photos Set A World Record

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A REALLY Big One!

Thousands of people from across the West Midlands have succeeded in their attempt to break the world record to create the biggest ever photo mosaic. Nearly 113,000 people from across the region sent in photographs between January and June connected to their daily lives.

The photos have been used to create a giant mosaic, the size of three tennis courts. It is now on display at Birmingham’s Thinktank at Millennium Point.

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