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Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar is far from the only car manufacturer making the switch to producing electric vehicles, but it might one of the first to jump into the electric boat game. The company didn't just dip its toe in water, it went all out and set a new world record for maritime speed. Jaguar teamed up with racing partners at Vector and Williams Advanced Engineering to build a small, single-person speedboat with an all-electric drivetrain.

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Billy Mitchell stripped of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man high score records & Guinness title

Billy Mitchell stripped of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man high score records & Guinness title

The name Billy Mitchell is likely familiar to the subset of gamers interested in classic arcade games or those who high score world records. For a number of years now, Mitchell has held the record for the highest scores in Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong Jr, earning him the nickname "King of Kong," also the title of a 2007 documentary about his feats. Sadly, he has been stripped of all his high score titles, and in turn his Guinness World Records, after an investigation determined his scores weren't genuine.

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Range Rover Sport is the first vehicle to climb Heaven’s Gate

Range Rover Sport is the first vehicle to climb Heaven’s Gate

Cars are meant to drive on roads. Some are built to drive on treacherous ones. None, however, are meant to climb, yes climb, stairs, especially deadly steep stairs. Land Rover, however, just proved to the world that it has a car that can do both. The Range Rover Sport PHEV has just made a world record by not only driving through a dizzying 99 turns but also climbing the 45-degree 999 steps up the natural rock arch that is known as Heaven’s Gate.

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Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1,218 drones

Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1,218 drones

The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked-off in Pyeongchang, South Korea yesterday, and like any Olympics event, it began with a big, flashy opening ceremony. This time around it included a light show performance from Intel that used a record-setting 1,218 drones, all flying in sync to create imagery including the interlocking Olympic rings and sports events like snowboarding.

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HYBRiX multicopter drone sets world record for flight endurance

HYBRiX multicopter drone sets world record for flight endurance

A drone made by a company called Quaternium Technologies has set a world record for flight duration. The drone used to set the record is a HYBRiX.20 RPA drone. The record-setting flight was performed on December 24 in Valencia, Spain.

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Real Life Iron Man sets world record for top speed with body-controlled jet suit

Real Life Iron Man sets world record for top speed with body-controlled jet suit

A man called Richard Browning is the founder and chief test pilot of a company called Gravity Industries. He participated recently in the Guinness World Records Day where he set the world record for the fastest seed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit. Basically, he is Iron Man. The record-setting flight was performed in Lagoona Park in Reading, UK.

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake tows skier at 117 mph to set world record

Jaguar XF Sportbrake tows skier at 117 mph to set world record

Jaguar teamed up with a former Olympic skier called Graham Bell to set a new world record for the Fastest towed speed on skis. Jag used its sexy wagon called the XF Sportbrake to set the world record. Bell was towed along behind the Jag at an average top speed of 117 mph to set the break the former world record.

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Drone Racing League sets Guinness speed record with 163mph flight

Drone Racing League sets Guinness speed record with 163mph flight

Drone racing hasn't quite yet set the world of sports entertainment on fire, but that doesn't mean it hasn't found an audience or that there aren't impressive feats on display. Case in point: the Drone Racing League (DRL), which uses a specific quadcopter design that all competing teams use, has engineered a model that reached a flight speed of 179.6mph, in turn setting a Guinness World Record.

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Intel Shooting Star Drone is designed for light shows

Intel Shooting Star Drone is designed for light shows

Intel started with its new drone technology at the beginning of the year and by May it had put on its second Drone 100 light show in Palm Springs. Intel has ramped up its drone program and in October it unveiled the Falcon 8+ drone aimed at commercial applications. Today Intel has officially announced its next drone called the Intel Shooting Star Drone and it is made specifically for light shows.

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Batman costume sets Guinness World Record for most gadgets

Batman costume sets Guinness World Record for most gadgets

When it comes to setting Guinness World Records, there's pretty much two ways to go about it: for things like measures of athletic ability, you can train really hard for many years and try to beat the previous record holder. Or, instead of going after an existing record, just try to come up with an idea that so random and off-the-wall that no record for it exists yet. In the case of the latter, a world record has now been set by a Batman costume with the most functional gadgets.

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Skydiver sets record with 25,000ft jump using net instead of parachute

Skydiver sets record with 25,000ft jump using net instead of parachute

A skydiving world record was set in the California desert on Saturday as Luke Aikins became the first person ever to jump 25,000 feet without the use of a parachute, landing in a net positioned on the ground instead. The 42-year-old, with over 18,000 previous jumps under his belt, experienced two minutes of free-fall before landing in a net measuring 100-by-100 feet suspended with four 200 feet tall cranes.

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Watch this electric race car SMASH the 0-60 mph record

Watch this electric race car SMASH the 0-60 mph record

As Tesla has shown us, electric cars are quite capable of embarrassing their gas-powered rivals, but a new record-breaking racer developed by a student team demonstrates just how potent the electron is. Handiwork of a Swiss team of students, Academic Motorsports club Zurich (AMZ), the race car may look small but it's not short on power or indeed speed.

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