The road travelled to obtain the title ‘world’s fastest car’ is often paved with death and disaster but if the journey is completed successfully it is also a destination heralded with fame and glory. Traversing this road carefully is the key to achieving glory without disaster and the team behind Bloodhound SSC know this only too well.
Having taken the world record with their twin jet powered Thrust SSC, and having competed against other famous teams to capture the record they have seen their fair share of disaster along the way. So they tread carefully, testing and refining as they progressively increase speed towards their stated 1,000mph goal, a 33% increase in speed from the current world record and the largest single jump ever recorded. Can they reach their mark? Will the technology hold up? Can the pilot see over the steering wheel?
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Representing the ultimate form of personal freedom hoverboards for now remain a dream but many people are working hard to keep the dream alive, Hendo included. Catalin Alexandru Duru is another such individual, having spent the past 12 months working on his own propeller driven hoverboard he has this week proven his tech works by riding it to a new distance record for Hoverboard flight.
With Guinness on hand Catalin took to the air flying 275 meters before setting down in the calm waters of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada. A record that surpassed the previous by 225 meters. Very little is known of the technology used in Catalin’s interpretation of the Hoverboard, it appears to be 4 very powerful quadcopters, but for a first official flight it seemed to work well. This may be one situation where lots of smaller propellers really is better than a few large propellers.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the World Record flight of one impressive flying machine and its whacky pilot. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the hoverboard that does more; slices dices mixes dispenses. But wait there’s more.
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YouTube has had its own Bill Gates moment this week when it underestimated the number of times any one video would be watched. Just as Bill Gates believed we would never use more than 640k or RAM in a PC YouTube didn’t think a video would ever be watched more than 2.15 billion times.
Then Gangnum style happened to an unsuspecting world in July 2012 and 2 years later what seemed like plenty of space has turned out to be woefully inadequate, hell the first billion views happened in less than 6 months.
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The Lucas Oil Drag Boat series invaded Lake Havasu, Arizona last weekend to put on a demonstration of just how fast is done, welcome to the insane world of drag boat racing. The Thunder on the River weekend sees four classes of drag boats battle it out over the 1,000 foot course, but it’s the Top Fuel Hydro drag boats that continually blow everyone away.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the spectacular video of the Top Fuel drag boat Problem Child in action, qualifying for the big finale at 262mph. As her twin counter rotating propellers bite and spin up to 20,000rpm she blasts out of the water and off the line, heaving immense plumes of the wet stuff high into the air behind her. Also included is the Wreck Wednesday playlist, with high speed fails galore. Sit back, relax and enjoy the high octane fun that is hydro drag boat racing.
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Around any remote control car you need to be very aware of where you put your feet or you could wreck you friends pride and joy. Stand in the wrong place around the Bullet and you could lose a toe, traveling at top speed Bullet is a toe cutter.
The brain child of Nic Case his Bullet R/C car is a hand crafted piece of technological madness. Custom machined parts keep the weight down to 10 pounds while providing high strength. The electric motors generate 10 horsepower and a gyroscopic effect that requires brass weights to balance out. At top speed the wheels are spinning at 20,000rpm. All of this catapults the orange Bullet up to its current top speed of 188mph, 200mph being possible according to Nic.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the RC world record run, blink and you will miss it. Sit back, relax and enjoy the screams of an electric motor on the limits.
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Can the progress of mankind be measured in the time it takes us to solve a Rubik’s cube? Since its worldwide release in 1980 this brain busting magic cube has tested mankind, now man and machine have teamed up to break records and solve a Rubik’s cube in the blink of an eye.
Cubestormer 3 has been taking the internet by storm since breaking the cube world record only a few days ago. With the computing power of a Samsung Galaxy S4 driving a monumental Lego Mindstorm creation the record has now been reset to the amazingly fast time of 3.253 seconds.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the world record run performed by a masterpiece in plastic, Cubestormer 3 in action. Sit back, relax and press the start button to initiate programming.
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The X Games, having reduced the word extreme to a single letter ,X. The X team is now working with everyone’s childhood favorite, Hot Wheels. Together they are performing amazing stunts on four full sized wheels.
In their latest exploit, the X Games and Hot Wheels are claiming the world record for driving the first simultaneous double loop, the Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare is taking childhood imagination and making the insanity real.
The 66 foot high loops were modeled on Mattel’s Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare toy racetrack set. Re-engineered and scaled up to deal with the forces of a full sized rally cars hitting the loop at 52 mph. Hitting with 7 g’s of force during the loop the drivers have trained to deal with the black out inducing g forces. Clenching their legs and extremities so that it feels as if their eye balls will pop out, they must fight to remain conscious.
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