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Drive, Lola, drive: electric car breaks land speed record

An electric racing car by the name of Lola has just raced past the land speed record for electric vehicles (EVs).

By 28 June 2013


Dispatch from the desert: Speed Scotland hopes to break land speed record

Speed Scotland attempts to set a new world land speed record at the 62nd Annual Bonneville Speed Week.

By 18 August 2010


New land speed record--for sofas

A British man rigged a sofa to drive 92 miles per hour, setting a new land speed record.

By 17 May 2007


Retro TVs find new life in space...as props in a music video (Tomorrow Daily 244)

Sending two old Sony TV sets up into space via weather balloon seems like a dangerous idea. The resulting images sure are pretty, though, so we've got to give credit to this music video's director for creating such a beautiful concept.

By 22 September 2015


Sending old TVs into space for a music video (Tomorrow Daily 244)

Ashley steps into our miniaturized version of Tomorrow Daily and talks about a human-powered vehicle setting a new land-speed record, an interesting use for two retro Sony TV sets and a clothing project using body sensors and projection for instant customization. #TDHost

By 22 September 2015


Bloodhound SSC: Breaking the sound barrier and on to 1,000mph -- on four wheels

The British team behind Bloodhound SSC, a project that might see a car travel faster than 1,000mph. XCAR finds out what goes into building a land speed record breaking car and what obstacles stand in the way of this technological feat.

1 February 2014


10 must-see videos of the week

The latest Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors, tech tips for enjoying the big game, and the amazing origins of the Sony Walkman.

By 1 February 2014


Bloodhound SSC: Breaking the boundaries

Practical mechanics escapes many people. Others can happily maintain a bicycle, or build their own engine. But how many people can build a car capable of over 1,000mph? These people can.

By 28 January 2014


We drive the fastest Skoda in the world

They say Skodas are slow, but not this one. This Skoda Octavia vRS can hit 227.080 mph. Really.

By 14 August 2013


DARPA's Cheetah becomes fastest legged robot

DARPA's back with another fear-inducing animal robot. You can try to outrun the Cheetah, but you'll probably fail, so here's to our new robot overlords.

By 6 March 2012