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World record for compact particle accelerator: Researchers ramp up energy of laser-plasma 'tabletop' accelerator

Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world, researchers have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator. The team used a specialized petawatt laser and a charged-particle gas called plasma to get the particles up to speed. Show More Summary

Morrissey’s About To Record Another Album

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

If you missed it, the saga of Morrissey’s 2014 album World Peace Is None Of Your Business goes something like this: Harvest Records released the LP in July. In August, Morrissey was claiming that the label had dropped him and complaining about how badly they botched the release. By the end of the month, Harvest [...]

World record for compact particle accelerator

Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world, researchers have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator. The team, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National...Show More Summary

Scientists smash solar cell efficiency record by converting 40.4% of sunlight to energy

A team from the University of New South Wales, Australia, just set a new world record for solar energy efficiency by successfully converting 40.4% of available sunlight into electricity. And what's even more remarkable is the fact that the record was achieved

The $9 TRILLION Crash Your Broker Doesn't Even Know About

The financial world focuses far too much on stocks. The stock market, despite being at record highs (meaning record market capitalizations) remains one of the smallest, and least sophisticated markets on the planet. Consider that stocks, even at current lofty levels, have a global market capitalization of slightly over $60 trillion. Show More Summary

Give the Gift of the Fifth Gospel ... and a Renewed Spirit

Five gospels record the life of Jesus. Four you will find in books and the one you will find in the land they call Holy. Read the fifth gospel and the world of the four will open to you. St. Jerome I recall how struck I was by this idea...Show More Summary

We Taking Over: Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Woman To Win A World Swimming Title!

Alia Atkinson became the first black woman to win a world swimming title when she triumphed in the 100m breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Doha on Saturday as more records tumbled. Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Woman To

United Nations: 2014 will be the hottest year ever

According to new temperature data analyzed by the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization, 2014 is currently tied with 2010 for the hottest year on record—suggesting that there has been no slowdown in global warming. By the end of the year, 2014

ARENA Funding Produces Record Solar Efficiency

ARENA today congratulated researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for being the first in the world to convert more than 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity.

Top 10 Performances from Around the World After Weekend of Dec. 5-7

A big weekend of action in the football world saw records equalled and broken, trophies handed out and tension mounting the in final rounds of matches in some domestic leagues. As ever, we've got all your essential reading for a worldwide...Show More Summary

Beer Mile WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Video

The first ever "Beer Mile World Championship" took place last week. Here's the video of the men's race as they chased the world beer mile record of 4:57. I won't give any spoilers, you'll just have to watch. (And it's great how the announcers get so into it - it's a legit event!) 6-7 seconds for a beer? Holy nuts. Show More Summary

Changing the US hostage policy

Journalists around the world are confronting a hostage-taking epidemic of record proportions, punctuated by the death Saturday of freelance journalist Luke Somers alongside South African teacher Pierre Korkie. Both were killed by their Al Qaeda kidnappers during a rescue attempt by US special forces in Yemen. Show More Summary

UNSW researchers set world record in solar energy efficiency

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Solar researchers working at the University of New South Wales claim to have produced a system that converts over 40 percent of incoming sunlight into electricity, thereby taking the title of highest solar efficiency for a photovoltaic...Show More Summary

Buffett overtakes Slim in wealth rankings

Warren Buffett became the world’s second-richest person after shares of Berkshire Hathaway reached a record high. ||| New York - Warren Buffett became the world’s second-richest person on Friday after shares of Berkshire Hathaway reached a record high. Show More Summary

Sports Briefing | Golf: Record Day for Jordan Spieth at Hero World Challenge

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

Spieth won the Hero World Challenge on Sunday with a performance that the tournament’s host, Tiger Woods, could appreciate.

Last Ripples Of Pink Floyd’s Endless River Ends With Record Vinyl Sales

After almost five decades of popularity in the music world, Pink Floyd is officially saying goodbye to the industry — but not without an unexpected number of vinyl record sales as a send off. Pink Floyd recently had a 35th anniversary for their album The Wall and released their final album in November. Show More Summary

Nikkei Slides Back Below 18,000 On Deeper-Than-Expected Recession, Record Bankruptcies

Remember when that absolute disaster of a Q3 GDP print hit Japan and the world of talking-heads proclaimed... "yeah, but.. capex revisions and stuff and things will make it all better" or some such nonsense? Well that's exactly what it was - utter nonsense. Show More Summary

Spieth Wins by Record 10 Shots at Isleworth

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge with a performance that tournament host Tiger Woods could appreciate.

Beloved two-faced cat ‘Frankenlouie’ that was only meant to live a few days dies of cancer aged 15 after setting world record (Video)

I love pets with all my heart and soul. When I lose one, it is like losing a child and I grieve long and deeply for them. I can’t help

In world first -- UNSW researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency

UNSW Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. The record efficiency was achieved in outdoor tests in Sydney, before being independently...Show More Summary

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