Some people, when they're bored, try to perform some stunts, sometimes hilarious, sometimes mindless, and sometimes just plain out of this world. But when new friends EMC cloud storage and Lotus Formula One get bored, they make a truck jump over an F1 race car. Yes, this is today's serving of "do not try this at home or on the road." That said, the death-defying stunt is undoubtedly awesome, and it is made even more awesome by the fact that they nabbed the Guinness World Record for highest truck jump.
It's 27 feet (8.23 meters) tall, 56 feet (17.1 meters) long, breathes fire through its mouth and nostrils, and can be found in Berlin, Germany. Don't worry, it isn't a real dragon, just an amusement park attraction, but it is now the world's largest robot according to Guinness World Records.
A senior vice president at Google has broken Felix Baumgartner's world record for a high altitude parachute jump, with Alan Eustace hurtling from 135,908 feet - in excess of 25 miles - in a special suit crafted in top secret. Eustace took around two hours to climb into the stratosphere underneath a helium balloon, then cut his connection with a well-placed explosive charge and began a descent which saw him pass 800 mph and require him to deploy his main parachute in less than five minutes.
Your screen projector or home entertainment center has nothing on this. Trying to outdo the record he set last year, Drexel University professor Frank Lee has set up a game of Tetris on not one but two opposite sides of Philadelphia's Cira Center.
If you blink your eyes, then you will probably miss the bright orange and blue streak whizz past you in a fraction of a second. Focus and maybe whip your head fast enough and you’ll get to catch a glimpse of Nic Case’s R/C Bullet, a remote controlled car that pushes the speed limit over the 188 mph mark. Yes, it also breaks some records and gives the likes of Jaguar and BMW a run for their money.
New footage from Felix Baumgartner's terrifying 128,100 foot fall from space has been released, with GoPro releasing a new, extended cut from the cameras strapped to the daredevil. Baumgartner made headlines back in October 2014 when he skydived 23 miles from a balloon; GoPro will use excerpts of the new video for its Super Bowl 2014 campaign.
When someone talks about high gas mileage, most consumers think of hybrid vehicles and the generous MPG ratings they offer. That isn't always the case, however, as Volkswagen proved this month with its VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel passenger car. The car began its trip through the 48 lower US states on June 7, and ended its journey earlier this week, having traveled 8,122 miles on just under 105 gallons of gas.
A new world record for the fastest electric car on the planet has been set by Drayson Racing, who took a Lola B12/69 EV Le Mans race car and topped it out at a quick 204.2mph, beating the previous record of a measly 175mph that was set in 1974 by Battery Box General Electric. Last week, Nissan went 186mph in their Zeod RC hybrid, but the Lola runs on complete electric power.
Mars rover Curiosity might be the talk of the town currently, but NASA's older Opportunity rover is still kicking it in high gear on the red planet. In fact, Opportunity has now traveled 22.22 miles, breaking a 40-year-old driving distance record of 22.21 miles when Apollo 17 astronauts traversed the Moon on a Lunar Roving Vehicle in 1972.
If you've ever seen a Formula One pit stop, you'll know that the pit crew can change all four tires on a Formula One car in just a few seconds. However, during the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, Infiniti Red Bull Racing broke the world record for the fastest Formula One pit stop ever, changing all four tires in just 2.05 seconds.