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A growing penchant for aged whisky, a relentlessly growing number of High Net Worth Individuals, and a production method that requires decades to ramp up volume are creating a perfect storm in the whisky marketplace, as evidenced this week when a cask of 1987 Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky fetched HK$2,928,00 ($375,064), adding 50 percent to the 2014 record of $251,864...Continue Reading
Just weeks after Bugatti set a new 0-400-0 km/h world record in the Chiron, Koenigsegg has smashed it with the Agera RS. The plucky (or mad) Swedes shaved almost five seconds from the record, and did it without the considerable might of the VW Group for backing...Continue Reading Your move, Bugatti: Agera RS shatters Chiron's 0-400-0 km/h record Category: AutomotiveTags: Bugatti
Jaguar Land Rover is no stranger to crazy stunts, but the latest effort is undoubtedly its coolest. After a Land Rover Discovery pulled a Road Train through the Australian Outback, the team at Jaguar has set a new world record for towed speed on skis in the Arctic Circle. ..Continue Reading Skier hits 117 mph in Jaguar-backed record attemptCategory: AutomotiveTags: Jaguar Jagua
After a few decades rusting in the wilderness, Alfa Romeo is back. The renaissance started with the Giulia but, given how popular mid-size SUVs are at the moment, the new Stelvio is arguably more commercially important for the brand. Although it doesn't guarantee sales success, the Stelvio has proven its performance chops with a new Nurburgring Nordschleife SUV lap record...Continue Reading S
an innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation announces it has set a world record for driving the longest distance ever traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge at the navistar proving grounds in new carlisle, indiana. proterra’s 40-foot ‘catalyst E2 max’ electric bus traveled 1,101.2 miles (1,772.2 km) this month with just 660 kWh […]The post proterra catalyst E
The electric buses from Proterra keep going from strength to strength. We first heard of its vehicles in 2015, when its Catalyst XR logged more than 250 mi (402 km) on a single charge. Less than two years have passed, and the company is now reporting its 40-ft (12-m) Catalyst E2 max has managed a run of 1,101.2 mi (1,772 km), which is a record-breaking drive for any electric vehicle...Continu
Having recently succeeded in crowdfunding the revival of the Biotar 75mm lens, Oprema is at it again and is looking to bring back the “legendary” Biotar 58mm f/2.0… with an aperture containing a record 17 blades.Having only just got started with their crowdfunding efforts, the project has already surpassed the goal of $50,000. If it successfully funds and launches, the lens will
The Early Access title had looked on course to break the record since passing the 1 million mark, and it eventually delivered the goods over the weekend. ...
We take it for granted nowadays, but the concept of "zero" was something that had to be invented. As ancient cultures around the world developed different counting systems, they all came up with their own ways to represent nothing, but the origin of the modern numeral "0" wasn't clear. The first written records of "0" were believed to be roughly a tie between a temple and a manuscript found i
A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University have set a rather unique record – they've used a fixed-wing drone to fly medical samples farther than any drone has ever done before. The Latitude Engineering HQ-40 aircraft transported human blood samples across 161 miles (259 km) of Arizona desert...Continue Reading Scientists set record – for flying blood in a droneCategory: DronesTags:


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