Pictured above is an experimental aircraft built by the USAF in 1956-57 known as “Project 1794″. It was built by the Canadian company Avro Aircraft, LTD. It was tested in Malton, Ontario. The test version was subsonic, but a Mach 4 version was on the drawing table.
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Yesterday’s event in Russia was a powerful, impressive and rare. Scientists are currently claiming that the explosion, apparently caused by a meteor, over Russian yesterday had the force of 30 Hiroshima bombs. But 100 years ago in a region of Siberia called Tunguska an explosion occurred that equaled 1,000 Hiroshima bombs. Yup, you read that right! 1,000 Hiroshima bombs.
Stunning videos of what appears to be a meteor exploding in the skies over the Ural Mountains in Russian. The Associated Press reports that the Russian Academy of Sciences claims that the object weighed more than 10 tons and injured as many as 400 people. The report went to state that it “entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above ground”.
It was a normal day on Twitter until William Shatner did this:
@Cmdr_Hadfield Are you tweeting from space? MBB
@WilliamShatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.
An explosion of unknown cause, rocked through Indianapolis neighborhood. Killing at least two people. Destroying two homes and causing massive damage to a dozen others. At least 200 people were evacuated to a local school.
Residents from as far as 15 miles away felt the explosion. Claiming it shook and rattled their homes.
Press initially reported the cause of as a gas leak. But have subsequently pulled that explanation. And, Marc Lotter, a spokesman for the mayor’s office, said, “No cause has been ruled out.”
Conspiracy sites have run wild with speculation, postulating a wide range of causes, including drone strikes, airline crashes, meteor impacts, and government weapons tests.
See some intriguing videos and photos after the jump …
If you believe in vampires today, you’re labelled as crazy, a freak, or one of the more aggressive fans to the Twilight Saga. But this wasn’t true 500 years ago. Such belief was positively mundane. Especially in Europe. And a recent archeological dig in Bulgaria offers further evidence of this fact.
Back in September, and apparently confirmed in November, a series of tests suggested that neutrinos could move faster than light. This would have been a stunning fact if proven correct as Einstein’s theory of relativity argues that nothing can move faster than light. However, many were skeptical of these results. And it now seems that the skeptics were right this time.