Recent breakthroughs in scramjet engines could mean two-hour flights from New York to Tokyo. They could also mean missiles capable of striking any continent in a moment's notice. No wonder the race to develop them is as fierce as ever
By Michael Belfiore
Posted 12.10.2007 at 3:00 am 7 Comments
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