NASA engineers take the Curiosity test rover to California’s Mojave desert to learn how to drive on Martian sand dunes.
Mark your calendars: the Curiosity Rover is still on target to land on Mars on August 6, 2012!
How cool would it be if your hot wheels cars were life-sized and could drive on massive looped tracks?! At the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles on Saturday June 30th, Team Hot Wheels professional drivers Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy made hot wheels come to life by driving two specially-designed, 3000lb cars through a six-story (66-foot tall) double vertical loop. At the needed 48-52mph, they each experienced up to 7gs of acceleration. Then they both make jumps!
Not only did their team use an understanding of physics and engineering to do the stunt successfully and safely, but they set a Guinness World Record. Do not miss Tanner’s interview about jump testing and absolutely watch the behind-the-scenes ESPN Sports Science video that explains exactly how they did it!
From the archives: a 2,000 foot long hot wheels track!
Short but sweet — both the video and the firetruck! This was filmed in Nobleton, Ontario, Canada and may be the world’s smallest working firetruck.
via Irene’s Internet.
And previously on TKSST: more firefighters!
A Caterpillar 319D LN excavator climbs onto a rail car to unload crushed rock… and I don’t think either the kid or I would have believed it if we hadn’t watched it!