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Why is supersonic commercial travel not prevalent? Simple: Noise. Air transport would be a lot different today if the Concorde didn’t produce a sonic boom when in motion, in turn scaring the shit out of everyone below. Instead of encouraging everyone to buy earplugs, NASA wants to tackle the issue head on. This is the next NASA X-Plane, a supersonic aircraft that reduces the sonic boom to a “gentle thump.” Think less “Holy shit the world is ending” and more “Did someone just close their car door?” Lockhead Martin scored the $247.5 million contract, and the plan is to produce the first aircraft by 2021. The plane will fly at 55,000 feet and reach speeds of 940 mph. Test flights are scheduled to begin in 2022 over select U.S. cities. 

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With their cozy sheets, blankets and candles, Brooklinen has more than taken care of all your needs in the bedroom–now they want to tackle the bathroom as well with their Super Plush Towels. After two years of testing textiles, Brooklinen has made towels that are strong, absorbent and luxuriously plush. With both traditional bath towel and larger bath sheet options–along with the requisite hand towels, washcloths and bath mat–you can deck out your entire bathroom in Brooklinen luxury without breaking the bank.