This 3D printed record actually plays on a turntable

There are many music fans out there who seem to prefer that old nostalgic vinyl sound to modern digital tracks. 

Record-breaking marine robot crosses Pacific

A swimming robot measuring just seven feet long has successfully crossed the Pacific after more than a year at sea.

AT&T says iPhone 5 sets new sales record

AT&T says the new iPhone 5 has set a new record, becoming the fastest-selling iPhone that the company has ever offered.

Ship aims to sample deepest-ever life

A Japanese deep sea drilling vessel, Chikyu, yesterday set a new world record, by drilling down over 2,111 meters below the seafloor to collect rock samples.

Cheetah robot runs faster than Usain Bolt [video]

Even the world's fastest man can't outrun DARPA's latest robot, which has now been clocked at 28.3 miles per hour.

Battery-swapping Aussie EV sets 24-hour record: 1,170 miles

It didn't go 1,170 miles in 24 hours without stopping, but for an electric car, it's still a mighty impressive distance — the equivalent of a mad dash from Seattle to Orange County, Calif. 

Record-breaking python highlights invasive species fears

Florida has long had the world's worst problem with invasive species - and a new find marks one of the most worrying examples yet.

July is US' hottest-ever month

According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous US last month was 77.6°F - 3.3°F above the 20th century average.

Anomalous climate record explained

An explanation has been found for why one widely-used climate record shows a different warming trend to others.

Apple profits soar on record iPhone sales

Apple's profits almost doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with last, hitting $11.6 billion. Revenue increased 59 percent to reach $39.2 billion.

Luminescent solar cell breaks efficiency record

Totally counter-intuitively, solar cells that emit light as well as absorbing it could actually mr much more efficient.

Tandem polymer solar cells set energy-conversion record

UCLA scientists say they've significantly enhanced polymer solar cells' performance by building a new 'tandem' device that combines multiple cells with different absorption bands.

Biggest-ever black holes found

Astronomers have discovered the two largest black holes ever - 10 billion times as massive as our own sun - which look set to consume everything within a region five times the size of our solar system.

Unmanned subs begin record-breaking journey

Over the weekend, four robot vehicles set out to cross the Pacific, on the longest journey ever attempted by an unmanned ocean vehicle.

Antimatter trapped for 1,000 seconds

CERN scientists have succeeding in trapping antimatter for a record 16 and a half minutes -  long enough to begin studying it in detail.

CO2 emissions hit record high

After 2009's dip in carbon emissions caused by the world economic crisis, levels hit a record high last year.

Human-powered helicopter to take test flight

A group of University of Maryland students will on Wednesday attempt to test fly a human-powered helicopter.

Physicists set record for quantum entanglement

Innsbruck physicists have set a world record, achieving controlled entanglement of 14 quantum bits (qubits) and thus creating the largest quantum register ever.

Arctic facing record ozone loss

Ozone levels over the Arctic have been plummeting in recent days, and look to be heading for a record loss.

Kinect sales figures net Microsoft a Guinness world record

Guinness World Records has added the Kinect to its roll of honor - not for sitting in a tub full of baked beans for a record time, but for being the fastest-selling electronic device in history.