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world's toughest


Buick engineers recreate the world's toughest roads

Engineers for Buick test new vehicles on 3D digital representations of some tough roads.

By October 15, 2010


ISS astronauts watch the World Cup -- in space

The 2014 World Cup is being beamed up to space, where astronauts Reid Wiseman, Steve Swanson, and Alexander Gerst keep up on the action.

By June 17, 2014


'World's toughest phone' asks to be tortured

Military-spec handset braves shock, water, wind, dust, dirt, extreme temperatures, and Swedes.

By December 5, 2007


Where badass fish climb rock cliffs... with their mouths

Some of the world's toughest rock climbers live on Hawaii's Big Island, where they scale sheer rock the equivalent of a 26-mile vertical marathon.

By February 25, 2014


What if you could collect all of the world's data into one place?

Someone actually is trying to collect all the data in the world and use it to peer into the future. Seriously. Whats' more, the European Commission is willing to pump 1 billion euros into this dream, called the FutureICT Knowledge Accelerator and Crisis-Relief System.

By November 21, 2011


Need a skateboard? This designer prints 'em

Designer Sam Abbott unleashes a wild-looking, 3D-printed skateboard that may not have the toughest deck in the world but sure looks pretty.

By August 28, 2013


From 'bots to EVs--5 predictions for '12 in cutting-edge tech

Innovators are blessed with powerful tools and building blocks to pursue scientific breakthroughs and tackle the world's toughest problems. Here's where the action will be in 2012.

By December 16, 2011


'Indestructible' phone asks for torture

"World's toughest phone" begs to be abused; we say, bring it on!

By December 5, 2007


Sonim's all-weather phone can probably outlast you

The company that brought us the "world's toughest phone"--the XP1--has introduced an even more rugged handset--the XP3.

By November 25, 2008


Scientists 'unwarp' distorted fingerprints in seconds

Tech developed at the University of Warwick sees through partial, distorted, scratched, and even smudged fingerprints, scoring top marks in the toughest tests.

By October 26, 2009