Boeing’s new hypersonic plane could circle the globe in 3 hours

February 5, 2018 by  
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Boeing has developed a hypersonic plane that is faster than a speeding bullet. So fast, in fact, that it could circle the globe in just three hours, according to the manufacturer. The plane is designed to use its own shockwaves to increase its speed, and it could herald an entirely new era of flight. The plane was revealed last month, though we are just now getting real details about what it is like. The hypersonic plane is a ‘waverider’ style, which means that it uses the shock waves it creates to increase its speed. It is being developed as a reconnaissance or strike plane, and if it enters production, it will be the fastest plane ever produced, hitting speeds of Mach 5 or higher (that’s a mind-bending 3,836 mph). The development of a hypersonic plane could change the way we engage in warfare, because it means that a threat could arrive so quickly, there would only be minutes to identify it and prepare a defense. It also means that if it were developed as a passenger plane you would be able to travel anywhere across the Atlantic in an hour, and anywhere across the Pacific in two hours. It would go more than twice as fast as the Concorde . Related: Skreemr concept jet aims to fly 5 times as fast as the Concorde Aviation fans are calling the unmanned aircraft “Son of Blackbird,” because it is expected to be the successor of the legendary Lockheed Martin-developed Blackbird SR-71 plane. Some people speculate that it is being called “Valkyrie II” within the industry. Lockheed Martin and Boeing have been locked in a battle to develop hypersonic travel. Lockheed Martin has also been developing its own hypersonic plane, called the SR-72. Only time will tell who breaks the speed barrier first. Via Daily Mail and Popular Mechanics Images via Lockheed Martin and Boeing

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The Blackbird Wind-Powered Car Can Travel Upwind Faster than the Wind!

July 11, 2012 by  
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Led by Rick Cavallaro, DDWFTTW has developed a wind-powered car called the Blackbird that is capable of traveling upwind at speeds faster than the wind ! In 2010 Cavallaro’s team set a world record by traveling downwind at 2.8 times the speed of the wind – and they recently tweaked the vehicle to travel upwind as well. The downwind record was an amazing accomplishment, but the latest feat is even more astonishing. Read the rest of The Blackbird Wind-Powered Car Can Travel Upwind Faster than the Wind! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , Blackbird , DDWFTTW , green car , green transportation , Rick Cavallaro , wind energy , wind powered car

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Inhabitat is Hiring New Writers!

July 11, 2012 by  
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Inhabitat is hiring green design writers! Calling all freelance writers – do you avidly follow environmental issues and truly believe that sustainable design can save the world? Inhabitat is currently looking to expand our news desk with additional sustainable architecture , green design , and environmental news and policy writers, so get in touch today! As the biggest green design news site on the web we’re offering you a platform to broadcast your voice to millions of monthly readers around the world who are as passionate about the environment as you are. Our ideal candidates will have a great grasp on the latest developments in green design and will be able to write with speed, clarity, and wit. You’ll also need to be able to find and break news Monday through Friday in a fast-paced online environment. We’re offering competitive per-post pay with bonuses, a great community, and the opportunity to work from any location (so long as you’re available to sign on M-F). If you think you’d make a great addition to the Inhabitat team send the following to editor [at] inhabitat.com with the headline “ New Inhabitat Writer “: 1. A one paragraph bio telling us a bit about yourself and why you would make a fantastic writer for Inhabitat. 2. 1-3 published story clips or links to online articles you have written. 3. Three story ideas that you would like to write for Inhabitat. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture writer , blogger jobs , green careers , green design writer , inhabitat writers , job opportunities , jobs , news writer , now hiring , online writing jobs , sustainable design writer , work , writing gigs

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