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Jump inside the XB-70 Valkyrie, the largest and fastest bomber that the US ever built

It was the "largest and fastest bomber" that the US ever built, according to The National Interest.<p>The XB-70 Valkyrie could cruise at Mach 3, riding its own shock wave to do so, and could hit altitudes of 70,000 feet.<p>But the XB-70 Valkyrie never went into full-scale production, and now there's only …

Aviation

EXCLUSIVE: These badass women are the first female fighter jet pilots to storm the Indian Air Force

Sky's not the limit<p>Navigating everyday India’s multiple identities is not for the faint-hearted. As we straddle the dichotomy of our culture and …

San Francisco's downtown area is more contaminated with drug needles, garbage, and feces than some of the world's poorest slums

San Francisco is one of the most exciting, dynamic, and richest cities in the world.<p>But it's far from being the cleanest.<p>In February, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit spent three days surveying 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco to see what they would find. Their search turned up drug needles, …

Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue

The forerunner of the F-117 Stealth Fighter flew for the first time 40 years ago this month.<p>On December 1, 1977, a truly strange bird took flight for …

Aviation

NASA is Uploading Hundreds of Historic Videos to YouTube

Peeks behind history.<p>NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, based out of Edwards Air Force Base, has been at the forefront of aeronautic research for decades. They've decided to open up their vaults and showcase some of that research on YouTube, where they've uploaded around 300 films of their …

Here's an SR-71 Story That'll Make You Laugh

Messin' with air traffic controllers, and the Navy.<p>If you're going to show off, make sure you really are top dog.<p>In this great little clip, an SR-71 pilot tells a story about flying around the Western United States to build up crew hours when small plane pilots started calling into air traffic …

Military Aircraft

Children Of Immigrants Are Top U.S. High School Science Performers

What would we lose if immigrants could no longer come to America? Surprisingly, one of the most important things America would lose is the contributions made by their children.<p>A new study from the National Foundation for American Policy found a remarkable 83% (33 of 40) of the finalists of the 2016 …

High School

7 questions to make sure your financial adviser is on your side, according to the one who helped Tony Robbins write his second book about money

Tony Robbins became the world's most famous performance coach through decades of energetic seminars and high-profile clients, but he's made spreading personal finance knowledge his mission the past couple years.<p>Around 2010, Robbins began speaking with what would become 50 of the United States' top …

The US is about to exclude the next generation of immigrant entrepreneurs

For skilled immigrants around the world, California’s Silicon Valley is the promised land. Over the last few decades, San Jose and San Francisco have become home to tens of thousands of people from around the world with degrees in science, engineering, and math. Many have built crucial new …

Immigration

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

Google's nit-picky interview process is a huge turnoff for some experienced coders

But in one important way, the company may have shot itself in the foot: its legendarily difficult interview process.<p>Google is right now being sued on allegations of age discrimination by a couple of job candidates who didn't get offered a job there. Google is fighting the suit and calls the …

MIT students figure out how to make delivery-by-drone a reality

The same day that Amazon announced a trial run of its delivery by drone service in India, a couple of MIT researchers released a new study that shows how to keep delivery drones running efficiently — and it’s funded by Boeing.<p>A team of researchers have developed what is essentially a health kit for …