Southern California heat wave: Temperatures reach 121 degrees, break records

  1. Southern California heat wave: Temperatures reach 121 degrees, break records  The Mercury News
  2. Record-Breaking Heat in California Led to Home-Destroying Wildfires  Gizmodo
  3. Scorching heat triggers red flag, excessive heat warnings across Southern California  KABC-TV
  4. Heat wave puts Southern California power grid under pressure  The San Diego Union-Tribune
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10 Degrees: The story of Jordan Hicks' 105.1-mph pitch, which was (maybe) the hardest ever thrown

  1. 10 Degrees: The story of Jordan Hicks’ 105.1-mph pitch, which was (maybe) the hardest ever thrown  Yahoo Sports
  2. After getting a standing ovation, Jack Flaherty calls Cardinals fans ‘best fans in the world’  FOXSports.com
  3. Hicks pushes radar gun to the brink with 105 mph heat—twice  KMOV.com
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World's fastest water heater — 100,000 degrees in 0.000 000 000 000 075 seconds

Scientists have turned a powerful X-ray laser into the world’s fastest water heater, reaching 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a tenth of a picosecond (millionth of a millionth of a second). The experiment produced an exotic state of water, from which researchers hope to learn more about the peculiar characteristics of Earth’s most important liquid.
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A lithium battery that operates at -70 degrees Celsius, a record low

Researchers in China have developed a battery with organic compound electrodes that can function at -70 degrees Celsius — far colder than the temperature at which lithium-ion batteries lose most of their ability to conduct and store energy. The findings could aid engineers in developing technology suited to withstand the coldest reaches of outer space or the most frigid regions on Earth.
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