San Francisco to New York in two hours? It’s been possible for 40 years, as anyone who flew the Concorde from New York to London can tell you, but it’s not allowed because of Federal Aviation Administration regulations about supersonic flights over land. Seems people don’t like the sound of sonic booms every few hours over their homes, but new research from NASA Ames Research Center, and the facility at Edwards could make sonic booms more tolerable, and make hour-long cross-country flights a reality.
Space rocks hit our planet all the time. Most of them burn up in the atmosphere, but a few hit the ground. And most of those are unseen — they hit the oceans or deserts or other uninhabited regions. But like the one in New Zealand, a few have witnesses.
Check out these free and low-cost suggestions for fun activities without spending a fortune.
Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, the third stadium in the team’s history following Kezar Stadium and Candlestick Park. The stadium’s ribbon-cutting was on July 17 and […]
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Regulus is the bright heart of Leo, the celestial lion. It’s several times bigger and heavier than the Sun, and hundreds of times brighter. Its most interesting feature, though, is its shape. Instead of a nice, round ball, it’s shaped more like a round jelly doughnut.
Located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, Diablo Valley is the place to visit this summer.
Mount Diablo sits within Mount Diablo State Park, an ecological gem of the San Francisco Bay region.
Last week we learned that Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach ranked as the dirtiest sand strip in the state, according to Heal the Bay’s annual survey of conditions. However, a closer look at the data shows far more Northern California spots on their “Beach Bummer” list than SoCal locations for the first time in recent years. The designation means that researchers recorded the lowest water quality during the year at those locations.
Try out these tips from John Gierach, author of “All Fisherman Are Liars,” the next time the fish just aren’t biting.
Check out the best beaches in America.
Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.
Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.
National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.