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Splattered Bugs Can Be A Real Drag For Aircraft
2013-11-04 13:12:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Splattered bugs on your windshield can be gross to look at and they can even obstruct your view. However, for some, the ordeal can be much more of a problem than just an unsightly nuisance. For pilots, splattered bug guts can be a real drag, quite literally. If an airplane wing accumulates enough splattered bugs, it disrupts the flow of air over the wing and creates more drag on the plane – causing increased fuel consumption....

Nothing Bugging NASA Aeronautical Researchers
2013-04-25 12:43:54

NASA [ Watch The Video Meet NASA´s Bug Team ] NASA's gutsiest scientists say they don't get bugged no matter what kind of sticky situation they find themselves smashed into. The preceding dose of hyperbole is brought to you by a team of folks at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia who are studying ways to prevent the remains of insect impacts from adhering to the wing of an aircraft in flight. While the effort is undeniably a goldmine for puns, the research is serious...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'