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MIT Designs Aircraft That Uses 70% Less Fuel Than Conventional Planes

May 17th, 2010 05:08 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

greenrainbow writes “Today a team of researchers at MIT unveiled their design for an airplane that uses 70% less fuel than conventional aircraft. The MIT design comes thanks to a NASA-funded initiative to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and allow planes to take off on shorter runways. The team accomplished all of NASA’s set goals with their innovative D-series plane, lovingly referred to as the ‘double bubble,’ which has thinner, longer wings and a smaller tail, and engine placement at the rear of the plane instead of on the wings.”

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