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Sonic Booms Are So Powerful That They Will Easily Shatter Windows

United States Navy testing of its new F-35C fighter jet off the coast of New Jersey caused a noise so loud that some thought it was an earthquake. But the noise in question wasn’t geological in nature, but rather a sonic boom. The shock waves generated by a plane cresting the sound barrier are so powerful that they’ll…

Here's what it's like to rent a MiG-29 to fly you above the clouds in the stratosphere

It’s good to be rich. Because when you’re rich you can easily justify the $18,000 necessary to rent—yes, rent—a MiG-29 fighter jet that will take you on the flight of your life to the edge of space. You fly above the clouds in the stratosphere at 70,000 feet in the air, you reach supersonic speeds, you hit 9Gs, and…

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