Record breaking

10.05.12
Leap of faith: Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from the edge of space
10.05.12

Leap of faith: Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from the edge of space

BASE jumping might just be about to enter the mainstream. What has typically been considered a fri...

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01.26.12
German scientists shoot world's fastest movie: gone in 50 femtoseconds
01.26.12

German scientists shoot world's fastest movie: gone in 50 femtoseconds

No, it's not another Fast & Furious sequel, it's something much quicker -- 800 billion times qu...

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07.21.11
Microsoft Q4 FY11: revenue, earnings, and profits all up, beating expectations
07.21.11

Microsoft Q4 FY11: revenue, earnings, and profits all up, beating expectations

The news wasn't so good for Nokia this morning, but its new bedmate is in much, much better shape...

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05.06.10
Best Buy breaks opening weekend sales volume record with UK debut
05.06.10

Best Buy breaks opening weekend sales volume record with UK debut

As it turns out, last weekend wasn't just momentous for the fact it put Thurrock on the map (any ma...

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03.19.10
LHC breaks its own energy record, still less powerful than Lady Gaga
03.19.10

LHC breaks its own energy record, still less powerful than Lady Gaga

The Large Hadron Collider is no stranger to setting energy records: back at the end of November it...

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12.18.09
BlackBerry shipments break record in Q3, RIM profits jump 59 percent
12.18.09

BlackBerry shipments break record in Q3, RIM profits jump 59 percent

RIM being a thriving and profitable company is hardly a new story -- as confirmed by third quarter e...

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10.21.09
Windows 7 breaks Amazon UK pre-order volume record, ousts Harry Potter
10.21.09

Windows 7 breaks Amazon UK pre-order volume record, ousts Harry Potter

Take it from us, your London-based sleuths, when anything sells faster than Harry Potter books or D...

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09.10.07
Solar-powered plane breaks unmanned flight record
09.10.07

Solar-powered plane breaks unmanned flight record

According to a BBC report today, a UK defense firm called Qinetiq has developed and tested a lightw...

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