Boeings Proposed Hypersonic Plane Is Really, Really Fast

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Aviation enthusiasts yearning for ultra-fast, ultra-sleek intercontinental transportation—rather than 18-hour flights on stuffed-to-the gills widebody behemoths—might finally get their wish. At least, if the airplane concept Boeing unveiled this week becomes reality. The company revealed renderings of its proposed hypersonic, passenger-carrying airliner Tuesday at the annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference in Atlanta. […]

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Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

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U.S. officials warn of attacks, including on nuclear plants Cyber-attacks underway since at least March 2016, U.S. says reported in July that Russian hackers had breached more than a dozen power plants in seven states, an aggressive campaign that has since expanded to dozens of states, according to a person familiar with the investigation. "Since […]

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Elon Musk’s $0 Salary Encapsulates the Legend of Tesla

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For a self-made billionaire, Elon Musk doesn’t seem to know much about making money—at least not for himself. The Tesla CEO's new compensation package, announced Tuesday, hinges on Musk's ability to transform the budding automaker into one of the world’s most valuable companies by producing long-term increases in market value, and revenue and profits. Musk […]

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Via raises $250M led by Daimler to bring its carpooling technology to Europe

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As outsized ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to build out their taxi-style marketplaces largely based around connecting individual passengers to individual drivers, a startup focused squarely on the carpooling opportunity has raised a large round of funding to expand outside of the U.S. Via — which has developed a shuttle-based carpooling service that it […]

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