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London to New York in 2 hours is one step closer: Creation of super-tough ceramic material that can withstand 3,000 degrees C could pave the way for hypersonic aircraft

Scientists created the heat resistant material for use in hypersonic flight It can withstand heat up to 3,000 degrees C (5,400 Fahrenheit) The ceramic coating is composed of zirconium, titanium, boron and carbon

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Scientists have created a new kind of ceramic coating that could pave the way for hypersonic travel for air, space and defense purposes.

The finding could allow for the construction of a next generation of aircraft capable of travelling at 3,800 miles per hour (6,2000 km/h) or faster.

This would enable journey times from London to New York to be cut to just two hours, by racing to the edge of space before dropping back toward the Earth.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4674626/Heat-resistant-material-developed-hypersonic-speed.html#ixzz4mOTxxSte

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