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Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt
Remember the Cheetah robot, developed by Boston Dynamics for DARPA? It wasn’t long ago that the robot hit a top speed of 18mph, which seemed insanely fast for a hunk of metal with four legs. Now…

Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Today

Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Today
I’ve always had a fascination with flight. My favorite aircraft is the SR-71 Blackbird. The Blackbird was a spy aircraft that ventured into enemy territory for many years with nothing but speed and altitude for defense.…
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World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle Hits 200MPH

World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle Hits 200MPH
Electric vehicles are known for being energy efficient and good for the environment, but they’re generally not known for their speed and performance. But that didn’t stop one rider from heading into the record books last…

Future Supercomputer to Be Faster Than 50 Million Laptops

Future Supercomputer to Be Faster Than 50 Million Laptops
If you’re a computer enthusiast, I bet you think your rig is pretty fast. I don’t care how fast your computer at home is, you’ve got nothing on today’s supercomputers. When you think about the supercomputers…

Darpa Cheetah Robot Sets Speed Record, Time to Run, Time to Hide

Darpa Cheetah Robot Sets Speed Record, Time to Run, Time to Hide
Those mad scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) won’t be happy until we are all hunted down by their creations. Working towards this goal, some of their robot animals are getting way faster…

Insane Austrian Daredevil Will Attempt to Break Sound Barrier with No Aircraft

Insane Austrian Daredevil Will Attempt to Break Sound Barrier with No Aircraft
An Austrian daredevil named Felix Baumgartner plans to attempt to break the speed of sound without actually being inside of an airplane. If he is successful, he will become the first parachutist to manage that feat.…

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails
The fastest train that I’ve been in is Taiwan’s High Speed Rail and it went about 190 mph. That’s pretty fast for a land-based vehicle if you ask me. You can basically get from one end…

Darpa FastRunner Robot: Who’s the Fastest of Them All?

Darpa FastRunner Robot: Who’s the Fastest of Them All?
Did you ever think that people would make a robot inspired by an ostrich? Well DARPA has those kinds of people and they think that their ‘bot will beat all others in terms of speed and…

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job
Are you geek enough to realize that there is actually an annual Micromouse Robot Competition? It’s where a bunch of small robots face off against each other not in the ring, but in a labyrinth. The…

Jet-Powered Harley Sold on eBay: Hell Yeah!

Jet-Powered Harley Sold on eBay: Hell Yeah!
This is the ultimate motorcycle if you ask me. I have wanted a jet bike since I was a kid when that Battlestar Galactica TV Movie had Starbuck and Apollo flying around on jet bikes. This…

World’s Fastest Couch Hits 101 Miles Per Hour

World’s Fastest Couch Hits 101 Miles Per Hour
Most people sit back on their couches to relax and unwind. Some plop onto their couches and watch television or play video games for hours on end, while others enjoy curling up with a good book…

Fusion-io Unveils ioDrive2 SSD Card with Insane Data Speeds

Fusion-io Unveils ioDrive2 SSD Card with Insane Data Speeds
If you are the sort that has to have whatever the fastest storage is on the market – be it in the business setting or at home, the ioDrive2 is among the fastest you will find.…

DIDO Promises Games Streamed from the Cloud with Less Latency than Local

DIDO Promises Games Streamed from the Cloud with Less Latency than Local
Now this is one cool invention for gamers. You may be familiar with the cloud game service that streamed the games to your TV or computer called OnLive. The bane of any online gamer’s existence is…

LEGO Folding Farm Does Medical Research

LEGO Folding Farm Does Medical Research
While it may not be the first time I’ve seen a computer made from LEGO bricks, if you are going to make one, it would be nice to know that it was being put to good…

Hypermach SonicStar: Fly from New York to London in 2 Hours (Someday)

Hypermach SonicStar: Fly from New York to London in 2 Hours (Someday)
Like many people, I was saddened to see the Concorde retired, but it looks like there will be an even faster alternative available for those with deep pockets: it’s called the Hypermach SonicStar, and it’s supposed…

Japanese Maglev Train to Run at 313 MPH!

Japanese Maglev Train to Run at 313 MPH!
The crazy cats in Japan have all sorts of cool gear that we will never see in the US. One of the coolest technological accomplishments in my book is the high-speed bullet trains that can cruise…
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