Seagulls May Inspire New Airplane Wings, Scientists Say

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 24, 2006   View Article

Want to see the future of flight? Then visit the beach.

Scientists have found that airplane wings shaped similarly to those of some seagulls may reduce drag during flight.

Drag reduction saves fuel, explains Barry Lazos, an aeronautics research engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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