A team of schoolchildren has been conducting final tests for a world record attempt involving a rocket-powered model car.
Pupils at The Joseph Whitaker School, Nottinghamshire, claim their car has hit 415mph (667.8 kmph) in tests, much faster than the current record.
Phil Worsley, the teacher in charge of the Young Engineers club, said the team was "super confident" of success.
Final tests take place on Sunday with the world record attempt in October.
Nixie: A Tiny Flying Camera Drone You Wear On Your Wrist
If the idea of a wearable camera drone seems downright strange to you, you’re probably not alone, but a new wrist-mounted flying concept camera called the Nixie makes this strange idea seem both possible and completely logical.
Nixie was born as part of Intel’s Make it Wearable (MIW) Challenge, a competition that seeks to push wearable technology to new and more creative heights — and judging by Nixie, one of the finalists, it’s succeeding.
Like a camera watch with propellers, Nixie (in theory) could detach itself from you with the flick of a wrist, fly a few feet away, take your picture (or a panorama or a movie), and then return to your wrist in something resembling a gadget you might have seen in Minority Report.
The engineering challenge of designing and building a solar-powered racing car for a strenuous eight-day international endurance race brings together research, theory and development while promoting alternative energy and technological innovation.
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A huggable, talking toy is not an entirely new idea, but a new toy robot called TROBO does more than just chatter at kids – he also works alongside an iPad app to help get children excited about STEM topics – that is science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through stories, games and quizzes, TROBO taps into kids’ natural curiosity about the world around them to teach them about science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.), 3D printing, the Internet, rockets, engineering, mechanics, math and more.