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Photonic boom
2015-01-12 09:50:04

Sweeping a laser pointer across the surface of the moon or a passing asteroid can create spots that actually move faster than light, and doing so could reveal previously unknown information about those objects, according to a new study.

2014-07-07 16:20:32

HAMPTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 8, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, former NASA engineer and Eagle Aeronautics Director for Projects

Supersonic Passenger Travel May Be Coming Closer To Reality
2014-06-18 03:31:45

The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms.

2014-06-17 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA's efforts to define a new standard for low sonic

Lockheed Martin future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines under the wings and one on top of the fuselage
2014-03-18 05:44:17

Nearly a decade ago, the French Concorde landed for the last time at Heathrow Airport. Commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as your lost luggage ever since. This hasn't stopped NASA from searching for solutions that will get supersonic passenger travel up and going once again.

NASA Focuses On Supsersonic Shockwaves
2013-09-13 16:33:36

New images released by NASA depict actual shockwaves in vivid colors emanating from a plane flying at supersonic speed.

NASA Dryden F/A-18 Will Be Chasing 'FaINT' Sonic Booms
2012-10-26 09:22:14

NASA’s Supersonics Project will embark on its latest effort to soften sonic booms when a NASA F/A-18 aircraft takes to the air in a project called Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, beginning in late October.

Biplane Design Could Break Sound Barrier
2012-03-15 12:25:14

MIT researchers have found a way to produce a cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplane that is capable of traveling at supersonic speeds.

2011-03-30 07:25:00

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphic Armor, Inc., in association with KISS® and Condomania®, announced today the release of the newest KISS Kondoms(TM), the world's first FDA-approved "Picture Condoms(TM)" featuring a full color image right on the latex! Originally introduced in 2002 by Condomania, KISS Kondoms(TM) were the first to display a color photographic image of a celebrity on both the condom wrapper and box.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.