Tag : world record

Sustainability

Amazon Funds A Record 26 Renewable Energy Projects In 8 Countries

Andrea D. Steffen
This month, retail and technology company Amazon announced the purchase of 26 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects, making it the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. The projects, located in...
Sustainability World News

Portugal’s Second National Solar Auction Hits World Record Solar Price

Andrea D. Steffen
Portugal has completed its second national solar auction where contracts to build and operate new solar energy capacity were auctioned off. And the government has revealed some of the preliminary results: the event achieved the...
Science Technology World News

China Establishes Quantum Communication From Satellites

Andrea D. Steffen
A Chinese team of scientists successfully sent a quantum-encrypted message hundreds of miles further than anyone’s ever sent one before. The transmission traveled 756 miles (1,200 km) – over twelve times the distance of the...
Environment

The Record-Hot 2010s Included Three of The Hottest Years Ever

Andrea D. Steffen
The last decade (2010-2019) is proof that the climate crisis is accelerating. It was the hottest period ever recorded. Going back further: every decade since the 1980s has been successively warmer than the one before....
Technology

New Top Internet Speed Clocked In At 178 Terabits Per Second!

Andrea D. Steffen
A few months ago, Australian researchers achieved a world record internet speed of 44.2 terabits per second (Tb/s). That’s fast enough to download one thousand HD movies in a second. They accomplished the feat using...
Transport

Biaggi To Set New World Speed Record On Voxan’s Electric Motorcycle

Luana Steffen
French motorcycle maker Voxan announced in April 2019 that six-time motorcycle racing world champion Max Biaggi would attempt to set a new world speed record on its electric motorcycle. That attempt was scheduled to happen...
Innovation Technology

“Micro-Comb” Telecommunications Hardware Is 1M Times Faster Than Cable Internet

Andrea D. Steffen
In the 1960s, MIT’s J.C.R. Licklider promoted the idea of an “Intergalactic Network” of computers, …and it caught on. Shortly after, as the world stood waiting, a computer scientist developed the first practical schematics for...
Innovation Technology

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drone Sets World Record, Flies Uninterrupted For 331 Minutes

Dan Edel
Last month FuelCellWorks reported that according to various Chinese media sources, a research drone powered by hydrogen fuel cells set a world record by flying for 331 minutes uninterrupted. The news was first reported by...
Transport

Electric Corvette Breaks Top Speed Record: 211.8 mph (340.85 km/h)

Andrea D. Steffen
The all-electric Corvette supercar by Genovation broke the world record for street-legal electric vehicles again with a top speed of 211.8 mph. The Maryland-based custom carmaker has been working towards getting the all-electric Corvette –...
Transport

Rolls-Royce’s New All-Electric Airplane Aiming To Break Speed Record At 300mph

Andrea D. Steffen
British engineering company Rolls-Royce recently unveiled a blue and white one-seater, single-engine electric aircraft at a hangar in Gloucestershire, West England. The company’s goal is to have the aircraft become the world’s fastest all-electric plane....