The World's Fastest Network Lets You Download a Movie In .2 Milliseconds

Danish researchers just created the Usain Bolt of networks. A team from the Technical University of Denmark used a single multi-core optical fiber to transfer 43 terabits per second, making it the world's fastest fiber network. I'd say it makes Google Fiber look like 1996 AOL dial-up from a decrepit rural phone line,… » 7/31/14 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm

"There's a Bomb on a Bus": Speed and L.A.'s Car Chase Addiction

Before I re-watched it anticipation of its 20th anniversary, I might have dismissed Speed as more tired commentary on L.A. traffic. In actuality, I was shocked at how honestly the film portrayed Los Angeles' transportation culture in 1994. Although it did perpetuate its fair share of transit myths: Like anyone could » 6/10/14 8:00pm 6/10/14 8:00pm

Don't Drive 1,000 MPH: Raindrops Will Destroy Your Windshield

Rain hitting your windshield can mean dicey road conditions and traffic snags. According to XKCD's What If, the force of those drops hitting your windshield can also destroy your car's windshield. Lesson learned: don't drive at speeds of Mach 1.5 in a downpour if you want your glass to survive. » 4/26/14 10:00am 4/26/14 10:00am

Blink and You'll Miss This 188 MPH RC Car

Last week Samvir Thandi blew our minds with a model rocket car that hit 285 mph. But it was basically just a rocket engine with wheels that you aimed—hopefully accurately—and fired. Nick Case's remote control speed demons actually have electric motors, and his latest creation—quite possibly the world's fastest RC car » 3/27/14 3:40pm 3/27/14 3:40pm

Watch how scary fast a motorcycle goes during a high speed race

The world starts to blur. People and trees and houses and stores are just streaks of colors as you zoom by. The roads become vertical as you make your turns. You're going so fast that, if you hit anything on the road, even a stick, you're probably going to fly hundreds of feet in the air and smack yourself to pulp.… » 3/19/14 9:01pm 3/19/14 9:01pm