The Week In Numbers: The World’s Highest Freefall, A Paralyzed Man Walks, And Driverless Cars Learn To Speed
Protect your vinyl, because all of the records are getting broken
57 years: Age of Alan Eustace, the Google executive who dove through the upper stratosphere.
Eustace Hangs From His Parachute
40 billion: Number of habitable worlds scientists believe may exist in our galaxy–just one of the amazing facts we learned in our coverage of the science of the movie Interstellar.
98,000: Number of new Ebola cases that could hit Liberia soon without immediate assistance.
Ebola ward in Lagos, Nigeria.
149 mph: New speed record for driverless cars. Audi says an automated RS7 hit the mark on a closed course.
A 2014 Audi RS7
4 years: Time Darek Fidyka spent paralyzed after getting stabbed in the back. An injection of brain cells to his spine helped him walk again.