If The Hobbit's 48 frames per second seems like a lot, how does a million trillion sound?
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 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.
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?
China has knocked the US off the top spot with the unveiling of a the most powerful supercomputer in the world.
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' 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 Software has launched version 10.50 of its web browser - which it claims is the world's "fastest" for Windows-based systems.
IBM has developed the world's fastest graphene transistor, which outperforms traditional silicon.