15 amazing tech feats and world records

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer's Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  IT Management, CERN, higgs boson

Micromouse

Mazes can be tricky, but not for Min 7.1, a four-wheeled micromouse robot that has the world record for fastest time speeding through a 256-square-foot maze in under 4 seconds. To be fair, the robotic mouse was allowed to calibrate its path before making the world-record setting run, but once the mouse learned the course – which took just 90 seconds – the second time through it went right to the end and back in record time.

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