Sunday, 6 November 2016

Changing the shape of wing design using "digital materials"

A team from MIT and NASA led by Neil Gershenfeld is developing a new type of "morphing" wing that rather than using conventional flaps, changes its shape. This new wing is made up of overlapping strips that could be assembled by small robots, resulting in aircraft that are simpler to build, use less fuel, and boast improved agility.

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Category: Aircraft


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