Monday Morning Links Serving: The September 26th Edition

10 Most Incredible Snapshots of Sonic Booms
The sound is deafening. It hits your ears like a thunderclap or a shot. The noise fades and then everything is still as you look around to find the source. Suddenly you see something that shouldn’t be there: the sight of a sonic boom.

Yes, Google Drive Is Coming. For Real This Time.
About a month ago, some additions to the code in Chromium (the open source browser behind Chrome) suggested that the long-fabled “GDrive” may be on the verge of actually launching. A week later, user-facing proof started appearing. Then earlier today […]

A Concise Guide to Android Rooting
Rooting an Android phone is kind of like jailbreaking an iPhone. In laymen’s terms, it means you’re cracking open the hood to access parts of the operating system that were intentionally locked to prevent you from messing them up […]

6 affordable 3D printers that allow you to print your own toys
The era of printing your own plastic action figures, human veins, and even food is finally upon us. After years of prototyping, the cost to build an affordable 3D printer has come down enough so that even regular guys like you and I can bring one home — with a little saving, of course.

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future
With the rapid progression of technology each year, it’s easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can’t bear to get rid of. So don’t! Here are our top 10 ways you can take the retired gadgets you’ve already got and turn them into something that has a solid place in the future.


3 Responses to Monday Morning Links Serving: The September 26th Edition

  1. The "10 Most Incredible Snapshots of Sonic Booms" link is false. As an aircraft nears supersonic speed (but isn't actually travelling supersonic yet), the air around them becomes compressed. If there is water vapor in that air, sometimes you can see a visual cone. The cone itself does not indicate that the aircraft is "breaking the speed of sound." I have many photos of aircraft with water vapor cones that definitely did NOT break the sound barrier.

  2. I agree with Sean. The sonic boom is what hits the listener on the ground, due to sound traveling from different places and arriving all at the same time. The sonic boom you hear does not exist until the sound arrives in your ears. Yes, other people in other places will hear one, but what they hear is relative to the place they are in, and not an actual physical entity anywhere near the airplane.

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