It’s amazing what technology can do. Farm tractors spend most of their plodding along at walking pace, but this one can go over 100 mph. The JCB Fastrac 8000 just broke the record for world’s fastest tractor, with a top speed of 103.6 mph. The record was broken at a British airfield, with television personality and motorcycle racer Guy Martin at the wheel. Martin … [Read more...] about Here’s the technology that enabled the world’s fastest tractor
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Lisa Rathke Associated Press Published 11:55 PM EDT Mar 22, 2019 Burlington, Vt. — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn’t putting her pole down anytime soon. Flo Filion Meiler left Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Poland, where she’ll compete in events including the long jump, 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, pentathlon and … [Read more...] about Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records
caption Emma Haruka Iwao has made history. source Google Google engineer Emma Haruka Iwao has calculated pi to 31 trillion digits, breaking the world record. Pi is an infinite number essential to engineering. She ran her calculations over Google’s cloud service, marking another world-first. The calculation took around four months, or 121 … [Read more...] about A Google employee broke the world record for calculating pi
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 9:51 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a fraud? Russian researchers have concluded an incredible sleight of hand … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest person record stood for decades. Then came a Russian conspiracy theory.
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.