Hypersonic

08.20.15
ICYMI: Hypersonic plane, social connections app and more
08.20.15

ICYMI: Hypersonic plane, social connections app and more

On today's ICYMI, Germany is trying to revive a decades-old plan for a hypersonic commuting plane which would deliver people from Frankfurt to Australia in 90 minutes while a video for a social connections app features celebs who will likely never ask to be our friends.

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06.02.15
US Air Force and DARPA team up on hypersonic weapons
06.02.15

US Air Force and DARPA team up on hypersonic weapons

"What do we want to do with this technology? We want to weaponize it." The US Air Force told Milit...

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09.01.14
The Big Picture: living sculpture made from programmed wooden balls
09.01.14

The Big Picture: living sculpture made from programmed wooden balls

Let's face it: with certain exceptions, most sculptures are pretty static and won't hold your inte...

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05.06.13
Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves Mach 5.1, record flight length
05.06.13

Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves Mach 5.1, record flight length

With the third X-51A WaveRider failing to reach hypersonic speed due to a fin failure last August,...

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08.16.12
X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission doomed by bum missile fin
08.16.12

X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission doomed by bum missile fin

The latest attempt to go past Mach 5 with the X51A has finished badly again, as a broken fin cause...

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11.18.11
DARPA tests advanced hypersonic weapon prototype, makes railgun sweat
11.18.11

DARPA tests advanced hypersonic weapon prototype, makes railgun sweat

The US Army completed testing of its hypersonic weapon yesterday, launching a test projectile a...

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08.11.11
DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft launches today, does New York to LA in 12 minutes (update: lost in flight)
08.11.11

DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft launches today, does New York to LA in 12 minutes (update: lost in flight)

All eyes are on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California today, where DARPA's Falcon HTV-2 unman...

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06.20.11
Hybrid rocket / seaweed jet ready to fly in 2050, keep emissions above ozone (video)
06.20.11

Hybrid rocket / seaweed jet ready to fly in 2050, keep emissions above ozone (video)

What's cooler than jetting from Paris to Tokyo in under three hours? Getting there in a biofu...

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