An offshore wind turbine near Rostock. Germany. Germany’s impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continues, with renewable energy generation surging to a record portion — nearly 75 percent — of the country’s overall electricity demand by midday last Sunday. With wind and solar in particular filling such a huge portion of the country’s power demand, […]
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China’s leading e-commerce marketplace. Taobao, China’s leading e-commerce marketplace, racked up RMB 1 billion ($164 million) in mobile purchases from over 14 million user accounts one hour into China’s annual Single’s Day shopping blitz,
Kickstarter is the most popular crowdfunding platform and they just broke two industry records. According to the company’s stats page, more than five million backers have successfully funded over 50,000 creative projects on Kickstarter, cementing Kickstarter as the world’s leading crowdfunding platform.
Fraunhofer’s Millilink chip, with III-V transistors capable of switching at 300GHz. Researchers in Germany have combined photonics and electronics to create a world-record-breaking wireless network that can send and receive data at a heady 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). This beats the same team’s previous world record of 40Gbps. At 100Gbps, or a transfer rate […]
The mega rich are getting richer. Last year, there were a record-breaking 12 million people around the world who were millionaires, with the US experiencing the biggest jump in super-rich residents.
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.
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.