caption Elon Musk watches a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch. source National Geographic/YouTube Elon Musk said in May that SpaceX would launch more orbital missions in 2018 than any nation on Earth. Musk’s rocket company didn’t achieve that goal, as China successfully launched at least 35 rockets. But SpaceX broke the world record for most … [Read more...] about Elon Musk beat a world record for rocket launches in 2018. Here’s every history-making SpaceX mission of the year.
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The 33-year-old Olympic champion, aided by a string of pacemakers through to 25km of the 42.195km race, took 1min 17sec off the previous best set four years ago by Dennis Kimetto. It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967. "My only words are 'Thank you!'," said Kipchoge. … [Read more...] about Kenyan runner sets new world record at Berlin marathon
SHE may have hung up her competitive running shoes, but world-record marathon holder Paula Radcliffe is still a highly motivated, determined, physically and mentally strong individual. She is also still a big crowd-pleaser, as seen when she took to the roads of Belfast as a special guest competitor in this month's Novosco 10k Grand Prix race. There were numerous chats, waves … [Read more...] about Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe aims to get families running
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1906: One of the early greats of British tennis, HW 'Bunny' Austin was born. He teamed up with Fred Perry to win four consecutive Davis Cup finals between 1933 and 1936. He made it to the Wimbledon final in 1932 and 1938 but was beaten both times. Austin died in Coulsdon, south London, in 2000. 1944: Cavan go down to a heavy defeat to Roscommon in the … [Read more...] about On this Day, Aug 20 2008: Usain Bolt wins gold in the 200 metres in a world record time of 19.30seconds
Brad Settlemyer had a supercomputing solution in search of a problem. Los Alamos National Lab, where Settlemyer works as a research scientist, hosts the Trinity supercomputer—a machine that regularly makes the internet’s (ever-evolving) Top 10 Fastest lists. As large as a Midwestern McMansion, Trinity’s main job is to ensure that the cache of US nuclear … [Read more...] about This Bomb-Simulating US Supercomputer Broke a World Record