Worlds tallest sandcastle rises in a German landlocked city

September 5, 2017 by  
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Great sandcastles aren’t only found at the beach. The landlocked German city of Duisburg just nabbed the official Guinness title for the world’s tallest sandcastle, beating out the previous record holder in the Indian state of Odisha. Commissioned by travel company Schauinsland-Reisen , the 16.68-meter-tall (54.72 feet) sandcastle is a magnificent sight to behold and was completed in just 25 days. Built by an international team of 19 sand artists in Duisburg North Landscape Park, the monumental sandcastle was constructed from 3,500 tonnes of compressed sand. The sculpture dethroned the previous record holder in Puri, India by 1.84 meters. The sole goal of the build was to beat the world record for tallest sandcastle—a title the city failed to secure last year due to structural collapse. Construction on this year’s sculpture began August 8 and the Guinness World Record jury officially recognized the sandcastle as the world’s tallest on September 1. Related: Sandcastle Matt builds stunning Neo-gothic structures out of sand The massive sandcastle includes references to famous landmarks around the world, from the Buddhist temples of Thailand to the Greek Parthenon. A medieval-style castle integrated with waterslides tops the sand sculpture. The sandcastle is on view until September 24, 2017 and will be complemented with a series of events and lit up at night during open-air parties. + Die Sandburg Via PR Newswire Images via Die Sandburg

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Worlds longest pedestrian bridge opens in the Swiss Alps

August 1, 2017 by  
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If you’re afraid of heights, look away. The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has finally been completed in Switzerland , and it’s a whopping 1,620 feet long. 300 feet above an Alpine ravine, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge forms part of the Europaweg — a two-day mountain trail which connects the towns of Grächen and Zermatt. The new installation saves hikers a long detour after a previous bridge was damaged by falling rocks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8iuwWHduKQ CNN reports that the bridge is comprised of steel yet is only 25 inches wide. Because the footstep surface is grated, it is possible to look below and view the Grabengufer ravine as one walks. The bridge, which opened Saturday, is specifically “for hikers with no fear of heights,” according to a news release by local travel agency Zermatt Tourism. “The thrill of traversing the precipice is indescribable,” the agency wrote. Though it might be scary walking across the world’s longest bridge, captivating views of the 14,783-foot Weisshorn Mountain and the Bernese Alps are sure to make the crossing a worthwhile one. And, considering the passing saves hikers three to four hours of walking, it’s a shortcut most people will be more than happy to take advantage of. + Zermatt Tourism Via CNN Images via Valentin Flauraud

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Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

July 8, 2015 by  
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Honda’s Civic Tourer just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for lowest fuel usage in a month-long trek across 24 adjoining European nations, coming in at an average of 83 mpg for its revolutionary diesel engine. The previously estimated 61.9 mpg for the model was impressively smashed, making the future of affordable and fuel-efficient riding look increasing attainable. Read the rest of Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1.6 i-dtec engine , fuel efficient car , fuel efficient honda , guinness book of world records fuel efficiency , guinness book of world records honda , Honda civic tourer , honda civic tourer 1.6 i-dtec , lowest fuel consumption world record

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Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

April 15, 2015 by  
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Team ‘green energy’ recently scored another goal in the ongoing match for power affordability supremacy, when a recent analysis showed wind energy is already cheaper than both gas and nuclear power. The analysis, done by energy consultant Mike Parr , looked at public data on offshore wind energy in Denmark (where world record wind power is generated) and revealed that the technology is already financially viable and no longer need subsidies from the UK government. Read the rest of Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cost of wind energy , offshore wind energy analysis , offshore wind energy cost , offshore wind power , renewable energy cheaper than fossil fuels , wind energy cheaper than gas and nuclear

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This video camera captures light to generate its own power

April 15, 2015 by  
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A team from Columbia University’s Computer Vision Laboratory has created a groundbreaking video camera that converts the light captured when creating an image into electrical power to create a self-contained solar-powered device. While the prototype captures only one image per second of a well-lit indoor scene (as opposed to the standard video camera capture of 30 frames per second), the developers hope that their camera may pave the way for more self-powering electrical devices, such as phones and watches. Read the rest of This video camera captures light to generate its own power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: columbia university camera , digital video technology , green design , Solar Power , solar power phone , solar powered camera , solar-powered devices , sustainable design , Sustainable Tech , vision laboratory

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Sunswift Sets World Record For Fastest Long-Range Electric Car

July 28, 2014 by  
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Australian team Sunswift destroyed a 26-year old record for the world’s fastest long-range electric vehicle this week, traveling over 310 miles at an average of 62 mph. The previous record clocked in at 45 mph, which the Sunswift team handily beat using their Sunswift eVe vehicle . Read the rest of Sunswift Sets World Record For Fastest Long-Range Electric Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Australia Sunswift , ecar world record , electric car world record , electric Sunswift , electric vehicle record , electric vehicle world record , fastest eCar , fastest long range electric car , long-range eCar , renewable energy , sunswift car , Sunswift eVe , Sunswift vehicle , Sunswift world record , world record

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CSIRO Sets World Record with Solar-Generated Supercritical Steam for Power Plants

June 5, 2014 by  
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In what is being described as a major breakthrough for renewable energy , researchers at Australia’s national science agency just set a world record by using solar power to generate supercritical steam that in the future could replace fossil fuels as the driver of power plants. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) created the highest temperatures ever achieved without coal or gas at its solar thermal test plant in Newcastle using a field of more than 600 heliostat mirrors directed at two towers containing solar receivers and turbines. The supercritical steam was generated at a pressure of 23.5 mpa (3,400 psi) and 570° C (1,058° F). Read the rest of CSIRO Sets World Record with Solar-Generated Supercritical Steam for Power Plants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , australia , CSIRO , fossil fuels , high temperatures , power plants , Solar Power , solar-thermal energy , supercritical steam , world record , zero-emissions

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Family Shocks Guinness World Records by Hanging Over 500,000 Christmas Lights

November 26, 2013 by  
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An Australian family has just claimed their second Guinness World Record by stringing over half a million Christmas lights across across their property. Lawyer David Richards and his family started decorating in October, which makes sense when you realize that they’ve strung 31 miles worth of lights . The total number of bulbs? 502,165 — and no, the Guinness Book of World Records didn’t feel the need to verify that number by counting them one by one. They used a combination of sales receipts and counting the number of strands to reach the total. Read the rest of Family Shocks Guinness World Records by Hanging Over 500,000 Christmas Lights Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , christmas light world record , Christmas lights , Guinness World Records , holiday decorations , LED lighting , Light pollution , most christmas lights on residential property        

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Students Break Vehicle Acceleration World Record By Traveling 0-62 mph in 2.15 Seconds!

September 26, 2013 by  
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Who says electric vehicles  can’t out-muscle internal combustion engine cars? A racing team from DU Telft in The Netherlands just blasted past the zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration world record in an unbelievably fast time of 2.15 seconds. The previous world record was 2.68 seconds. According to Wikipedia , the DUT racing team not only own the world record for EVs, but for all production cars with the next fastest being the Ariel Atom V8, which held the previous fastest time since 2010 at 2.3 seconds. Read the rest of Students Break Vehicle Acceleration World Record By Traveling 0-62 mph in 2.15 Seconds! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DU Telft , DUT12 , electric vehicles , EV acceleration record , EVs , green transportation , internal combustion engine , racing , the netherlands , world acceleration record        

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Moto Electra Sets World Record by Crossing the US on an Electric Motorcycle in 3 Days

June 18, 2013 by  
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We recently told you about Moto Electra ‘s bold attempt to drive an electric motorcycle across the United States in just 3 days – and on June 6th the team accomplished this world record-breaking feat! Battling temperatures over 100 degrees, punishing rain and bike repairs, the racing team hit their goal while showing the world the potential of electric motors. Read the rest of Moto Electra Sets World Record by Crossing the US on an Electric Motorcycle in 3 Days Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery technology , coast-to-coast drive , coast-to-coast motorcycle drive , coast-to-coast motorcycle record , cross country drive , electric bike , electric motorcycle , electric motorcycle coast-to-coast , electric transportation , electric vehicle , Moto Electra , Moto Electra Racing , Thad Wolff , world record drive        

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