Plane wings are engineered to make flight as efficient as possible, but what exactly has to change so they can fly upside down?
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Hybrid-Electric Airplanes Might Soon Be Ready for Take Off
“Boeing and JetBlue are funding a company that promises to fly passengers on 10- to 50-seat hybrid-electric aircraft that reduce fuel costs as well as planet-warming carbon emissions.”
How wings really work
“It’s one of the most tenacious myths in physics and it frustrates aerodynamicists the world over. Now, University of Cambridge’s Professor Holger Babinsky has created a 1-minute video that he hopes will finally lay to rest a commonly used yet misleading explanation of how wings lift.”
What Makes Airplanes Light Enough To Fly?
“Aircraft manufacturer Boeing recently unveiled what it’s calling the world’s lightest metal — a microlattice structure that’s strong, durable and actually around 99.99 percent air. Boeing hopes that the ultralight metal will mark a major shift in aircraft manufacturing.”
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This episode of Seeker was hosted by Trace Dominguez
Written by: Sophie Bakoledis