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  • April 24, 2012
    Remember the Mach 20 (~15,000 MPH) unmanned jet the pentagon was testing to carry out its dirty little conspiracies? And remember how it lost communication part way through its flight? Well it turns out that was because its skin tore off and it crashed down into the Pacific b... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    ...by 2050. The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), which owns Airbus, claims they could have a Mach-4 traveling airplane in the skies by 2050 that could fly passengers around the globe at over 3,000MPH while shitting their pants like babies. The plane - nam... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2010
    This is a video of the F35-B, the first supersonic jet capable of vertical take off and landing PLUS HOVER! Sure it's probably existed forever in top secretness, but I get the feeling the government has just now gotten around to declassifying the thing. Now give us the alien ... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2009
    This is a beautiful shot (super high-res version HERE) of NASA's Ares rocket taken earlier this week just as it broke the sound barrier. Pretty awesome, huh? Just imagine if you were sitting on top. WHEEEEE!! What you're looking at is called a "shock egg," or the Prandtl-Gl... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2008
    Helium is 6x less dense than air and makes your voice sound like you just got kicked in the pickle. But sulfur hexafluoride is 5x denser than air and makes you sound like a badass supervillian. You've got to hear it to believe it. And while Adam made me promise at the beginn... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2008
    The problem with traditional scramjet planes (planes with the potential of hitting Mach 12-24) is they require supersonic airflow in order to function. So getting up to Mach 4 is a problem. That's why they've typically been piggybacked on other planes to get up to speed, and ... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    Well folks, I miraculously survived three days of trying to kill myself with the drink (one more miracle and I'm eligible for sainthood). So here I am -- unrested, unshaven, generally unkempt, and ready to post. I hope you all had a good holiday weekend, it's great to see all... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2008
    The SWV-08AM Megasonic Cleaning Device is a poorly named kitchen appliance that's supposed to blast your plates clean with the amazing power of sonic, that lovable blue hedgehog that can roll up in a ball and do loopty-loops and collect rings. I'm not entirely sure how it work... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    This is an older video of a tether car doing 200+ MPH on a circular track. At first I thought the guy in the video was participating in a bat-spin race, but then I realized he was whipping the car around to get it started. Watch the video till the end to see the thing really ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2008
    I never got a chance to fly on a Concorde, mostly because I'm poor and don't like flying (or driving, or walking). But there may be a chance in the not-too-distant future to experience supersonic flight after all thanks to the A2. Nicknamed the "Son of Concorde" the jet is p... / Continue →