It's the 70th Anniversary of the First Supersonic Flight

Supersonic flight—it conjures up ideas of speed, luxury, the future. But the very first flight to break the sound barrier occurred 70 years ago this week. Since then, we’ve seen the development and demise of the Concorde, and today’s flyers are stuck traveling at boring subsonic cruise speeds of around …

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Angela Robinson on the frank eroticism of her Wonder Woman movie

There’s no denying that writer-director Angela Robinson has excellent timing. Her new film, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, about the creation of the Wonder Woman comic book character, has been in the works for years. But it finally came to fruition the same year Warner Brothers’ Wonder Woman climbed …

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Astronauts film a fidget spinner trick video on the ISS

I could bore you with loads of pretense about viral internet trends, but I’ve already wasted enough time in this lede sentence without telling you that astronauts aboard the International Space Station just dropped a fidget spinner trick video filmed in zero gravity. The video, which you can watch above, …

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Tesla fires hundreds of workers even as Model 3 production ramps up

Tesla has fired hundreds of employees across both its Palo Alto, California headquarters and its Fremont vehicle production factory, according to a report from The Mercury News. Citing interviews with former and current employees, the report puts the firings at between 400 and 700 people, and they affected everything from …

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