There very well may come a day when the norm of air travel for the general public is to fly at mach 6, making us truly citizens of the world.
We were working the phones yesterday to try to find out the status of the U.S. Navy's test flight of the X-51A Waverider, an aircraft that engineers designed to travel at 4,500 miles per hour. As we noted, that's five times the speed of sound, and about 117 times the speed of Usain Bolt in full sprint! Moving this fast, one could go from New York City to London in about one hour.
Compiled here is a list of five of the most widely accepted theories today that might be be affected.
Today scientists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, will make a groundbreaking announcement. It will be about their most recent finding; of evidence that strongly suggests the existence of the Higgs boson.
Compiled here is a list of five microbes in our bodies to whom we owe our gratitude.
What's the Big Idea?
There are few in this world who can say they've never sat, solemnly, in some sort of traffic. This New York Times article reported that the average American commuter spends a whopping 38 hours per year in it. Money, in addition to good spirits, is lost as time is spent idle in the car or bus. Thankfully, help is on the way.
Stephen Coscia is an intern at Big Think. He is currently studying History at Boston College and is working towards minors in both Asian Studies and Faith, Peace, and Justice. A strong writer, Stephen works closely with the editorial staff.