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  • Hopkins breaks world champ record
    By on March 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    At 48, Bernard Hopkins beats Tavoris Cloud and breaks his own record as the oldest man to win a world title.


  • US Birthrate Plummets To Record Low
    By on November 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “The Washington Post reports that the U.S. birthrate is at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records. The rate decreased to 63.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age — a little more than half of its peak, which was in 1957. The overall birthrate decreased by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, but the decline is being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, with a much bigger (more…)

  • Simmonds breaks 200m world record
    By on March 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ellie Simmonds becomes the first person to break a world record at London’s Aquatics Centre in the 200m individual medley.


  • CERN Ups Antimatter Confinement Record to 15+ Minutes
    By on June 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A team at CERN has vastly increased its ability to confine antimatter, says an article published today at Scientific American. Last year, the same researchers managed to trap atoms of antihydrogen. “But,” says the SciAm report, “the antihydrogen had at that time been confined for less than two tenths of a second. That interval has now been extended by a factor of more than 5,000. In a study published online June 5 in Nature Physics, the ALPHA group (more…)

  • Hot Wheels builds giant ramp for real-life record jump at Indy 500
    By on April 12, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    For this year’s Indianapolis 500, the marketing brains at Hot Wheels will attempt to break the world record for longest jump by a four-wheel vehicle. Doing so requires a 90-foot ramp mounted on a 10-story-tall bedroom door. Dear. Lord.


  • Aussie Team Smashes Land Speed Record For Solar-Powered Cars
    By on January 9, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    snowdon writes “A record which has stood since 1987, set by General Motors, has been broken (YouTube video) by a university team. The land speed record for a solar powered car was 78km/h, and now stands at 88km/h despite the cloudy conditions… If only Doc Brown had used the metric system!”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Supercomputer Sets Protein-Folding Record
    By on October 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nicros writes with this snippet from Nature News: “A specially designed supercomputer named Anton has simulated changes in a protein’s three-dimensional structure over a period of a millisecond — a time-scale more than a hundred-fold greater than the previous record. … The simulations revealed how the proteins changed as they folded, unfolded and folded again. ‘The agreement with experimental data is amazing,’ says Chandra Verma, a computational (more…)

  • Surrey break record in CB 40 win
    By on August 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Surrey break the record for the highest score in 40-over cricket in beating Glamorgan by 39 runs in the CB 40 at The Oval.


  • Aussies set Pakistan record chase
    By on July 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Australia set Pakistan a world record second-innings victory target after an intriguing day three of the first Test at Lord’s.


  • Isner-Mahut Playing Epic, Record-Setting Match at Wimbledon
    By on June 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    John Isner and Nicolas Mahut are in the midst of the longest match in tennis history in the first round of Wimbledon 2010. Really. You could have traveled to Wimbledon by now.