Graham Philips | (ABCTVCatalyst) | – “Australian scientists from the University of New South Wales have set a new world record for the efficiency of commercially-viable solar cells. Dr Graham Phillips investigates…
Uncertainty often makes us hesitant, but when used as motivation, it can produce the most outstanding results. The most successful people I've come across have mental discipline, they harness uncertainty and embrace the possibility of failure. Show More Summary
Yahoo may have a way to restore some of its former glory in the messaging world. Tipsters for The Information claim that the company is building a mobile app that includes text messaging, Snapchat-style recorded video and elements of live video apps like Meerkat and Skype -- think of it as a hedge that covers all the hot trends at the same time. Show More Summary
Researchers working in Kenya's archaeologically prolific Lake Turkana region claim to have uncovered a set of 3.3-million-year-old stone tools. That's 700,000 years older than the previous record, and predates evidence for the evolutionary origins of the genus Homo by half a million years. Read more...
If the show goes on, by 8:04 p.m. Central Daylight Time tonight, the comedians in Nashville, Tenn., will have broken the Guinness Book of World Records time for the longest continuous stand-up comedy show. And then it'll go on and on and on some more. The Laugh Factory in Hollywood has the record with an […]
Abbey Road Studios in London is one of the most renowned and historically important recording studios in the world. From the Beatles to Pink Floyd, Radiohead to Kanye West, the roster of acts and artists who have recorded some of the most culturally important and commercially successful records of all-time from within its walls is truly staggering. Show More Summary
A western North Pacific gray whale- identified as “Varvara” has just set a new mammalian world record. According to USA Today, the nine-year-old whale made an epic journey of nearly 14,000 miles – and in the process set a new world record for mammal migration. Show More Summary
Kansas files brief urging dismissal of lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban. Gray whale tracked over 14,000 mile migration from Russia to Mexico: "Varvara's journey surpassed a record listed on the Guinness Worlds Records website. It said the previous record was...
What do the most successful people have in common? What is the force that drives excellence? In Michael Wardian's case, what did he possess that allowed him to attempt an impossible world record, not once but twice, in under 36 hours? Michael...Show More Summary
SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Believe it or not, the demon-ravaged landscape of Japan as it rapidly hurtles towards the end of the world can be a challenging place, so ATLUS has prepared some special DLC offerings to help players deal with some of the resources that can be crippling if they're in short supply. Show More Summary
For the record, I fully support American workers being paid a fair wage and today’s demonstrations across the globe to “Fight for $15” not only exhibits the support of the rights of workers but highlights the fact that according to the National Employment Law Project’s Growing Movement for $15 report [...]
Images via The New York Wheel, a sky-scraping observation wheel that will stand 630' high, is set to begin construction on Staten Island tomorrow with the intent of ousting the current world record holder, Las Vegas' 550'-tall High Roller. Show More Summary
It makes perfect sense. The sensors that capture images for a digital camera and the sensors that convert light into electricity for a solar cell rely on the same technology. So why not build a device with a sensor that does both, and create a self-powered video camera? Some Columbia University researchers did just that. Read more...
It's November 1942 and the SS City of Cairo passenger steamboat ship is sailing from Bombay to England carrying around 100 tons of silver coins belonging to the UK Treasury. It's the middle of the Second World War and the ship is torpedoed by a German submarine and sinks with its bounty on board. The silver rupees lost forever.
There’s a new Guinness World Record for the largest popsicle stick chain reaction. And we get to watch all 30,000 sticks explode across the floor. The Definitive Guide to the Secret Characters of Mortal Kombat. Much easier than trying to figure them out on your own. 10 Myths About Sugar. Show More Summary
The top lot of Christie's Magnificent Jewels sale was a 5.29-carat fancy intense purplish pink diamond that sold for more than $5.7 million. Graff and JAR pieces were also among the top lots of the sale.
As part of the Fine Books & Manuscripts sale on April 13, Bonhams sold a German Enigma machine for $269,000, a world record at auction. The 3-rotor Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma) is in complete working condition and sold for almost 1.5 times its high estimate. Show More Summary
We’re sorry that we have to admit this, internet, but Joss Whedon is not perfect. He may have a great track record in the world of nerdy TV shows and movies, but even he is occasionally makes mistakes. Like, for example, never explaining what the deal with Shepherd Book was on Firefly. Show More Summary
Austrian Domino Art has set the new Guinness World Record for Largest Stick Bomb with an incredible 30,489 stick display. A stick bomb is a simple mechanical device comprised of sticks woven together under tension, and when one is released a chain reaction is set off. The record-setting display starts off with a chain reaction […]
Austria's Tulln Domino Team set the Guinness World Record for the largest "stick bomb" (popsicle stick chain reaction) consisting of 30,849 sticks. (more…)