Science: Faster than Sound

From Buffalo last week came a tantalizing fragment of news. Some sort of "special flying devices," said Dr. C. C. Furnas, head of Curtiss-Wright's research laboratory, had attained speeds of 1,400 m.p.h.—almost twice the speed of sound. When reporters quizzed him, Dr. Furnas added a few details. But he was far from specific about just what the "devices" were.

¶ They were not artillery shells or rockets, but actually flew, some of them with wings. They had been test-flown "somewhere in the U.S."

¶ They did not use propellers or atomic energy.

¶ At present they did not carry pilots, but contained a...

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