NASA recently gave Lockheed Martin 247.5-million dollars to create a supersonic plane – without the supersonic boom.
It will fly faster than the speed of sound at up to 1,000 mph, which would get passengers to their destinations in half the time it takes now. While the similar Concorde ended its flights due to the deafening sonic boom, which lead the FAA to ban most of its flights, this video explains how NASA's new jet – the "X-plane" – plans to replace the sonic boom with a "gentle thump" sound that is likened to a car door closing. Nasa plans to test-fly its new plane over "select cities" by 2022.
And you thought 2018 couldn’t get more grimly, disgustingly, apocalyptically fucked up. There are roughly 4,000 “hog-waste lagoons,” that is the official term folks, in North Carolina. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today says a number of these pork poo ponds are at risk of flooding and overflowing.
Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed Botham Shem Jean when she entered his apartment, using the excuse that she thought it was her apartment, is getting all the privileges that cops give fellow cops accused of committing crimes. She probably wouldn’t have even been arrested had it not been for the public […]
Want to be buried in a giant wooden coffin that looks like a Coke bottle? Coffin artist Paa Joe is the guy who can make that happen. He crafts fantasy wood “proverb coffins” (aka as abebuu adekai in his culture) out of his shop in Ghana. He’s considered the grandfather of the fantasy coffin trade […]
The human eye is a beautiful, incredible thing, but it’s far from perfect, especially when it comes to examining objects up close. Capable of magnifying objects up to 1,000 times, this portable microscope camera lets you see wonders hidden to your regular vision, and it’s on sale today for $38.99. Don’t let its compact size fool […]
There’s no shortage of apps available for your Mac, and, while it’s great to have options, this overabundance makes it difficult to find the apps worth installing on your computer. Thankfully, there’s the Pay What You Want: The Ultimate Mac Bundle ft. 2Do to simplify the process, which boasts 10 of the best Mac apps out […]
Sleek, minimalist, and convenient, Apple’s AirPods are a popular pick for those looking to upgrade to Bluetooth audio, but not everyone can afford the hefty $160 price tag. Whether you’re on a budget or just want something a little different, we’ve rounded up four pieces of audio gear that make for convenient Bluetooth listening, and […]