Hitachi's G1TOWER is the World’s Tallest Elevator Research Tower Scheduled for Completion in April
Hitachi will conduct verification tests on its world's fastest elevator, with a rated speed of 58 feet per second, as well as product development targeting the world's largest high-speed, high-capacity elevator, which will be capable of carrying a five-ton load with a rated speed of 32 feet/sec.Read More
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The world's first voice recording dates back to 1860, more than 17 years before Edison's phonograph was invented
Thomas Edison's “Mary had a little lamb” on a sheet of tinfoil in 1877 wasn't the first recorded sound. A Frenchman named Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville was the first to record sound almost two decades earlier.Read More
Billionaire Richard Branson unveils the Virgin Necker Nymph underwater "plane" to take passengers to depths of 130'
Space was apparently not the final frontier for Virgin CEO Richard Branson. The serial entrepreneur has officially unveiled his latest project, the Virgin Necker Nymph underwater plane that carries three passengers to ocean depths of 130 feet.Read More
The ruler of Dubai isn't about to cut costs when it comes to his luxurious new Meydan horse track
Despite struggling to pay bills for his city-state’s excess, Sheikh Mohammed has spared no expense with the opening of his $2 billion Meydan horse racing facility.
The complex includes two race tracks, a grandstand that holds 60,000 fans, a five-star luxury hotel, 10 restaurants, an IMAX theatre, a pool deck, marina and a horse racing museum.Read More
Metal Storm's 16-barrel 40mm weapon provides variable rates of fire up to 45,000 rounds per minute per barrel
Metal Storm has been granted another round of patents for the company’s weapon technology using a computer-controlled electronic ignition and a system of stacked projectiles for multiple barrels.
These weapons have no moving parts aside from the projectiles themselves. The bullets are stacked on end in the barrel, separated only by a thin layer of propellant. This offers a variable rate of fire, from semi-automatic to a devastating 45,000 rounds per minute per barrel, with each bullet leaving the barrel at only 4” behind the last.Read More
The Search For a Frozen Camera Could Rewrite the History Books On Mt. Everest's First Climbers
In June 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their camp just 800 feet from the summit of Mount Everest on a mission to be the first mountaineers to ascend the world's highest peak (29,035 feet). They were never heard from again. Whether either man reached the summit — almost three decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic 1953 climb — has been an open question for 85 years.Read More
Largest book in the world to be displayed for the first time
It takes six people to lift it and has been recorded as the largest book in the world, yet the splendid Klencke Atlas, presented to Charles II on his restoration and now 350 years old, has never been publicly displayed with its pages open - until now.Read More
Frank Buchwald is a German designer who has created an inspiring series of lamps. The idea, he says, was developed over many years of dealing with mechanical artifacts of the industrial age.Read More
Overclocker claims world's fastest processor at 8.20GHz using Intel Celeron D-347 CPU cooled with liquid nitrogen
An overclocker has set a new world record for CPU frequency by overclocking a 3.06GHz Intel Celeron D 347 with an internal multiplier of 23x up to a blistering 8.20GHz (8,199.5MHz) clock speed. To keep things cool, liquid nitrogen was used to maintain a temperature of minus 303 degrees Fahrenheit.Read More