NASA Combats BugsDr. Jim Fredericks
Thursday, December 5, 2013
A group of NASA researchers called the ‘
bug team’ is working on ways to keep airplanes windshields and
wings bug-free. When planes encounter swarms of insects in the air, the bug guts
can create drag, resulting in higher fuel costs over time.
The experimental coatings performed well in tests, but are a
long way from practical application on commercial planes.