Seagulls May Inspire New Airplane Wings, Scientists SayPublication: 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.