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Thirteen years after it made a name for itself with its first world speed record, SSC has done it again, absolutely blowing the field away with a new official world speed record. On Saturday, October 10, on a dry, sun-drenched stretch of state highway outside Las Vegas, pro driver Oliver Webb took the wheel of the 1,750-hp SSC Tuatara and pushed it past the elusive 300-mph (483-km/h) barrier ...
Private space company Blue Origin had a doubly successful outing with its New Shepard rocket today, reusing the same booster for a record seventh time and doing so with a particularly important payload onboard. The return trip to space was used to test out a suite of lunar landing sensors for NASA for the first time, which will be key to the agency’s ambitions to return to the Moon.Continue Readi
‘by creating a translucent boundary that directly reflects the expression of the 360-degree water surface, we succeeded in creating a space where scenery is surrounded by phenomena such as sparkle, fluctuation, and haze of water,’ The post PAN-projects’ transparent teahouse Ø sets sail along copenhagen’s canals appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Somebody has bought an almost complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton for over US$30 million. Lovingly nicknamed Stan, the rex was the star attraction in Christie’s Evening Sale of 20th Century Art on October 6, and that price makes it comfortably the highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Dinosaurs, Bones, Christie's, Auction, World Records, Fossil
the 'kiku' forms are inspired by the chrysanthemum flower and its symbolism in ancient japanese culture. The post jean-michel othoniel sets forbidden garden of mirrored blossom sculptures at perrotin tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
a bewildering confluence of biography, history, psychology, and nature, with thoughtfully embedded layers of consciousness steeped in a single landscape. The post samara golden sets optically-warping, post-disaster seaside scene in a philadelphia museum appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
In a year where COVID-19 has prevented many auctions from going ahead and stopped many people from attending in person even when they did go ahead, the success of Gooding & Company’s “Passion of a Lifetime” auction at Hampton Court Palace on the weekend seems like a miracle.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Aston Martin, Bugatti, Lancia, Gooding & Co, Auction, Rolls Royce,
A sixteen-year-old driver has set a new Guinness World Record for "fastest vehicle slalom," and Porsche now has a new performance metric to brag about for its 718 Spyder as the most agile car on the planet.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Porsche, World Records
Over 6 million players logged time in Marvel's Avengers across all platforms, with enough doing so on PlayStation 4 to set a new record. ...
It's an understatement to say that many cyclists find traditional saddles uncomfortable. Sore-butted riders who are looking for an alternative already have several to choose from, but now there's another – the SmartSaddle.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Kickstarter, Seat, Comfort, Ergonomic


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