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  1. Changing on the fly

    NASA and MIT unveiled a new type of aeroplane wing able to change its shape during flight. Typical wing designs have separate moveable surfaces that can be set in motion to control the flight when needed. This function is similar to that of the flaps, which are deployed to reduce the plane's speed. Made of hundreds of small identical components, the new wing can change its shape entirely. These components are bolted together to form a lightweight lattice framework covered with a thin layer of...

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