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Holes in airplane wings to save fuel

Stuttgart, Germany - A German research

A group of researchers from the Gas Aerodynamics and Dynamics Institute of the Stuttgart University assured that some micro holes in airplane wings help to reduce fuel consumption by 15%. Markus Kloker and Ralf Messing, project leaders, told German newspaper "Der Spiegel" that a series of 50-micron-diameter (0.05 mm) holes in the wings reduce swirls and then also advancing resistance. Apart from an...

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