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Bloodhound Project: Land Speed Record Competitors Vie For Fastest Car

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 6, 2012

By Jim Nash

An English racing team called the Bloodhound Project is a step closer to breaking the land-speed record—not just by 150 or even 300 kilometers (100 or 200 miles) per hour. The English team—the favorite to succeed in a field of at least five competitors—successfully tested a rocket in early October that is expected to help push its car to 1,600 kph (1,000 mph), nearly 500 kph (300 mph) faster than the previous mark.

The rocket is a hybrid. It burns when a liquid oxidizer—in this case highly concentrated peroxide—contacts a solid fuel, here a synthetic rubber called hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene, in a chamber. During the October test—its first—the engine performed as expected, igniting for 10 seconds and creating 6,350 kilograms (14,000 pounds) of thrust, equivalent to about 35,000 horsepower. Read the rest of this entry »

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Toys of Billionaires

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 28, 2011

 How Billionaires Have Fun

Billionaires have it all – from fancy homes to exotic cars. But they also have some of the coolest toys.

When you have that much money, you can pretty much fulfill whatever childhood fantasy you want – from riding in the Batmobile to rocketing into outer space.

The Fastest Car in the World

No matter how old you are, you never lose that need for speed.

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, designed by Volkswagen, holds two world titles: It’s the most expensive car at $1.25 million but what your inner eight-year-old will be more impressed with is that it’s the fastest road-legal car in the world.


Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is a billionaire who knows how to do it with style: He owns his own island, Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, and to better explore her waters, he bought a submarine – sorry, the “world’s first underwater aircraft.”

The “Necker Nymph,” as it’s called, looks like something out of a James Bond movie and does resemble a plane. It’s a smooth ride, with an open cockpit, which allows for a nearly 360-degree view.

Not one to miss an opportunity to make money, Branson rents out the submarine to visitors to Necker Island for the low, low price of $25,000 a week.

“Uncover ancient shipwrecks, fly side-by-side with dolphins, or spyhop with whales; the options are endless,” the company says in its pitch. Read the rest of this entry »

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