If you remember the Bloodhound Supser Sonic Car, you know the team behind the monstrosity is out to make sure the land-speed record remains in British custody for the foreseeable future. Currently, the record sits at 763 miles per hour, set by the ThrustSSD in 1997, but the Bloodhound gang wants to see that number upped to 1,050 mph. On land.
We've been told there was a time when critics of the automobile warned against the dangers of high-speed driving. At the lofty speed of 35 miles per hour, they said, the air could very well be sucked right out of your lungs, leaving you to die of asphyxiation as you careened along at the edge of sanity.
We don't usually cover things like rocket engines, as they cannot really be classified as being "green" in any sense of the word. This one is really no different, but it is 40 percent better than the engines currently in use, so I decided to go ahead and share it with all of you. I can't give too much commentary on how this works, but the article mentions that the engine can use solar power in space, and operators on the ground can control the exhaust thrust, sort of like how one might "shift ge