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Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab sets new solar cell efficiency world record

Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab recently set a new world record by producing a solar cell that converted 38.8% of solar energy into electricity, more than any other ground-based solar cell not using concentrated sunlight. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., verified the new record, which beats Spectrolab鈥檚 own previous world record by one per cent. …

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Felix Baumgartner breaks records as he free falls from the edge of space

Austria’s Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books on Sunday when he jumped out of his capsule from the stratosphere at the edge of space. After spending almost two and a half hours flying in his helium filled balloon to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) Baumgartner broke the record for the highest free fall jump, almost …

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