Extreme Closeup of a Graphene Nanotube Chip I.B.M. scientists are reporting progress in a chip making technology that is likely to ensure the shrinking of the size of the basic digital switch at the heart of modern microchips for more than another decade.
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Cheetah, a four-legged robot, lived up to its name on Monday, setting a new land speed record for legged robots by running at 18 mph on a treadmill at a laboratory in Massachusetts, its developer said.
The world’s smallest map is composed of 500,000 pixels, each measuring 20 nm2 and was created in only 2.23 minutes. Zurich scientists have created the world’s smallest 3D map – of the world. IBM’s perfectly formed ‘nano-world’, has now been accepted by the Guinness World Record organization. (Pics)
Sailrocket 2 The Sailrocket 2 isn’t designed for a casual afternoon on the lake. It’s engineered to set a new sailing speed record, and it’s in Namibia right now trying to do just that.
Small but perfectly formed Pepquino “micro melons” have been launched, 20 times smaller than their full size counterparts.
The Takabisha roller-coaster is set to open at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Japan. This is the 14th Guinness world record-breaking ride at this amusement park.
World’s smallest ad. It’s a pretty safe bet that this Gillette ad will make it in the Guinness World Records. It was written on a space less than 100 microns short across a human hair, is the smallest yet. (Video)
The technology could make its way into commercial use and be integrated into silicon chips. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany haven’t hit 100Tbps yet, but they were able push 26Tbps using just one, lonely laser. The new single-laser fiber-optic speed record was set using a technique called fast Fourier transform that [...]
The SplinterBike is a bit of an engineering marvel. The bike is made completely from wood; no screws, bolts, metal, plastic or rubber. Just wood, and most of it reclaimed!
World’s largest lego tower. Nearly 6,000 Lego lovers in Sao Paulo, mostly children, helped put together the independent blocks of Lego bricks which were later stacked using a crane. (video)