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Zothecula writes: A throwback to early 20th Century aviation may hold the key to eliminating the sonic boom — at least according to researchers at MIT and Stanford University. Strongly reminiscent of biplanes still in use today, the researcher's concept supersonic aircraft introduces a second wing which it is claimed cancels the shockwaves generated by objects near or beyond the sound barrier.
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Futuristic Biplane Design Eliminates Sonic Boom

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The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.