Engineers make world's fastest organic transistor, herald new generation of see-through electronics

Two university research teams have worked together to produce the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors, proving that this experimental technology has the potential to achieve the performance needed for high-resolution television screens and similar electronic devices.

World's fastest movie camera to study atomic nuclei

If The Hobbit's 48 frames per second seems like a lot, how does a million trillion sound?

Astronomers find fastest rotating star

Astronomers say they've discovered their fastest-spinning star, a hot blue giant rotating at a million miles per hour - 100 times faster than our sun.

Scientists set record in data transmission speeds

Scientists have successfully transmitted data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam - the equivalent of 700 DVDs in one second.

Which technologies improve the fastest?

Some technologies have remained the same for centuries; others seem to change every five minutes. But how are researchers to know where it's worth investing time and money in looking for improvements?

World's fastest supercomputer makes debut in China

China has knocked the US off the top spot with the unveiling of a the most powerful supercomputer in the  world.

IBM launches world's "fastest" computer chip

IBM is slated to ship the world's "fastest" computer chip on September 10th. But what will the 5.2 GHz microprocessor be used for?

Tibetans evolved quickly to deal with altitude

Tibetans' adaptation to high altitude took place over less than 3,000 years, a new genetic analysis shows, in what was the fastest shift in human evolution yet discovered.

Opera says its browser is the "fastest" of them all

Opera Software has launched version 10.50 of its web browser - which it claims is the world's "fastest" for Windows-based systems.

IBM graphene chip outperforms silicon

IBM has developed the world's fastest graphene transistor, which outperforms traditional silicon.