The world's thinnest sm...

In the world of fast developing technologies, the world's thinnest smartphone had held this record for unbelievable 4 years!

Smartphone Vivo X5 Max has 4.75 mm in its thickets place, with the screen only 1.36 mm thick. Not only it is the world's thinnest smartphone, it was then also the world's thinnest screen!

Vivo used black technology: single-faced layout technology. Layout refers to the 786 components of 90% mobile phone components concentrated in a single board. By letting the layout of the components reach the critical value, the use of mobile space is more scientific and the smartphone is even more thin.

The other specs are not bad either: a 5.5 inch 1080p SAMOLED screen, Snapdragon 615 1.7GHz Octa-Core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB on-board storage, 13 megapixel, 5 megapixel camera. 

This overall configuration is pretty good for a smartphone from 2014.

Even thought the other specifications might not be the best ones, the most important is the width of 4.75 mm, that was the thinnest in the world for whole 4 years.


The world's thinnest la...

Most of the people nowadays thinks Apple's Macbook Air is extremely thin, so it is hard to imagine Acer's Swift 7 is almost twice as thin as the MBA with width only 8.98 mm – 1 mm thinner than its first generation Swift 7 (with width 9.98mm).

This astonishing number obtained the World Record Certification Agency's (WRCA) authentication and became “the world's thinnest laptop”. Let's have a look at Swift 7's features: There’s a seventh-generation Core i7 processor. There’s 8GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe SSD storage, has upgraded the screen from a 13.3-inch panel to a 14-inch one. There is one big change in the Swift 7 that may be enough to get more users on board, though: it has integrated 4G LTE connectivity, which is still almost oddly rare in laptops. 

As for the endurance, Swift 7 can last 10 hours. It is equipped with a fingerprint sensor for unlocking. All of these features are very appealing, but starting  price of  1,699 USD might prevent many customers from actually buying it.


The largest lithium bat...

In South Australia, Elon Musk built the world's largest lithium battery with the energy storage capacity of 100 megawatt hours (MW). Such an amount of energy can provide electricity for 30 000 households for one hour. 

Just a few weeks after its opening, the lithium battery power station created a new world record: it delivered 100 MW of electricity in 140 milliseconds to the national grid. How fast exactly is this reaction speed?

It takes 30 minutes to one hour for the former power station to deliver such an amount of electricity. A power plant in Vitora State, Australia, broke down last week, bringing long power outage in the area. 

The storage stations need to deliver stored energy to the national grid to prevent inconveniences to families in the surrounding towns. 

The reaction speed of Tesla's giant lithium battery is thus striking, bringing 100 MW in only 140 milliseconds to the Australian national grid. 

The head of the energy department for South Australia Tom Koutsantonis said in an interview: “Getting a world record certificate, state operators are amazed by the speed and efficiency of the battery's delivery.”

Not only is the reaction speed faster than expected, its function is preceding to other power back-up supplies, he added. 

Tesla's CEO Musk took part in the early stage of building the South Australian project, as the project is actually a bet between Musk and other technical giants (including Australian technology company Atlassian).

Musk heard that Australian government was looking for a large-scale power outages solution as the region suffered a huge fifty-years storm in September 2016, bringing 1 700 000 households to temporary blackout. 


Cable car on Germany's ...

In Grainau, Bavaria, Germany, a cable car was opened on Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitze. 

The cable car was awarded 3 World Record Certification Agency (WRCA) records: the world’s highest steelwork pylon for aerial tramways at 127 metres, the world’s longest unsupported span, measuring 3,213 metres and the world’s greatest overall height difference of 1,945 metres over one section.

The cable car can bring 580 people up the mountain in one hour. 

Zugspitze is Germany's highest peak with altitude of 2962 metres, it belongs to the Alps and lies on the Austria-Germany border.

Because of its steepness, hard terrain and clouds covering the peak, no one dared to climb a mountain for a long time. There was even a myth saying that Zugspitze does not welcome people to climb it and anybody who dares to do so will never come back. 

The first recorded ascent of the Zugspitze was achieved on 27th August 1820 by Lieutenant Josef Naus as a part of survey exercise by the Royal Bavarian Topographic Bureau for the Atlas of Bavaria.  The mysterious veil of Zugspitze has been unveiled then. The spectacular view of Zugspitze is loved dearly by German people and they are proud to have it on their land. 


Solo sailing around the...

Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. 

The 34-year-old sailor crossed a virtual finish line between the island of Ushant off France's northwest tip and Lizard Point in southwest England at 01:45 GMT, comfortably beating the previous record set by compatriot Thomas Coville by six days and 10 hours. 

Thomas Coville finished his 49 days 3 hours and 4 minutes tour on 25th December 2016. Moments before crossing the finish line Gabart, a father of two and engineer by trade, sent out an emotional video showing his boat's progress on a computer monitor.

"The little blue is us, the red line is the finish. We should cut it soon, the computer says 30 seconds," he said, wiping his eyes.

Huge leaps have been made in that time -- since the record was first set in 2004, nearly 30 days have been shaved off.

The debut record holder was Frenchman Francis Joyon who completed the odyssey in 72 days and 22 hours.

British female sailor Ellen MacArthur took to the seas a year later, racing against the clock to break that record by just a day and a half (71 days, 14 hours). She remained undefeated until 2016 when Coville set a new record of 49 days and three hours which many predicted would be difficult to topple. 

Helped by good weather throughout much of the voyage, particularly during the long and arduous Pacific section, it clocked up speeds of up to 35 knots (65 kilometres an hour). 

Gabart set a number of new solo race records along the way, including the fastest navigation of the Pacific (7 days, 15 hours, 15 minutes) and the longest distance covered in 24 hours (851 miles or 1,576 kilometres). 


Most sold chicken soup ...

On the 22nd December 2017, the Anhui Original Chicken Co. Ltd. launched a "Winter Solstice Chicken Soup Festival". On the day of the festival, the biggest volume of the chicken soup was sold. The World Record Certification Agents performed on-site authentication and verified the event the world record of the most sold chicken soup festival on the Winter Solstice.