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When the Tide Goes Out, You Find Out Who’s Been Swimming Naked

Five Things You Need to Read Today 1. When the Tide Goes Out, You Find Out Who’s Been Swimming Naked After all the chaos of the election, I wanted to take an edition just to catch up on some news that slipped through the cracks over the past few months. The biggest non-election news is […]

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The Supersonic Age

An Interview with Blake Scholl of Boom Technology Supersonic flight is both a technology of the future and a technology of the past. The sound barrier was first broken in 1947, and the Concorde started offering supersonic passenger flights in 1976. But the Concorde was mothballed in 2003, ending the era of commercial supersonic flight—for […]

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Rockets Go Boom

The explosion of a SpaceX rocket on the launch pad last Thursday reminds us of a basic problem with the current state of space transportation: rockets go boom. Our current best idea for sending people and machines into space is to strap them on top of a giant tank full of highly explosive materials. SpaceX’s […]

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