Published on Nov 20, 2014
Catalyst: Scramspace - Exploring what the future holds for super high-speed air travel.
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Futuristic visions of hypersonic jet travel may not be a reality quite yet, but it is the focus of several research teams around the world. Dr Derek Muller meets one of these pioneering research teams at the University of Queensland, Australia. The team are working on SCRAMSPACE, a 1.8m-long scramjet designed to operate at eight times the speed of sound, and a step nearer to developing super-high-speed transport to be used in space projects and the civil aerospace sector. We may have to wait a while for round-the-world journeys in under two hours, but with rocket science innovation like this, it may be in the pipeline.
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Kachin, tribal peoples occupying parts of northeastern Myanmar (Burma) and contiguous areas ofIndia (Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) and China (Yunnan). The greatest number of Kachin live in Myanmar (roughly 790,000), but some 150,000 live in China and a few thousand in India. Numbering about 1012,000 in the late 20th century, they speak a variety of languages of the Tibeto-Burman group and are thereby distinguished as Jinghpaw, or Jingpo (Chingpaw [Ching-p’o], Singhpo), Atsi, Maru (Longvo), Lachid, Nung (Rawang), and Lisu .
The traditional Kachin religion is a form of animistic ancestor cult entailing animalsacrifice. As a result of the arrival of American and European missionaries in Burma beginning in the late 19th century, a majority of the Kachin are Christian, mainly Baptist and Roman Catholic. Among the Kachin in India, Buddhism predominates.