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Updated: Hypersonic test craft ready for its final dive

Updated: Hypersonic test craft ready for its final dive

Later today the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will launch its latest hypersonic vehicle, the arrow-shaped Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2), in a bid to develop future hypersonic vehicles that can reach anywhere in the world with an hour.

Happy birthday, WWW

Happy birthday, WWW

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the first website going live at CERN. Born out the dreams of Libertarian hippies in 1970s California, and the anti-authoritarian aspirations of internet-pioneers such as Ted Nelson, who coined the term hypertext, from its early incarnation at CERN, the World Wide Web and the way we send data has changed phenomenally.