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To Keep Bugs Off Airplane Wings, NASA Is Trying Out Anti-Stick Coatings

NASA has a bug problem. While cars on long road trips might suffer from bug guts on the windshield, bugs also splatter on aircraft wings during flight. This can interrupt the flow of air over the wings, increasing drag and making the flight less efficient.

In order to counteract this bug carcass problem, NASA teamed up with Boeing to create coatings that enable splattered bug guts to sail off into the sky, keeping planes flying at peak efficiency.

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