Nasa tests its radical 'blended wing' plane using lasers - and says it could take to skies in just 10 years

In just ten years, a plane that flies using a radical hybrid wing shaped body could become a reality.
In a step towards realising that goal, a scale version of the 'Blended Wing Body' (BWB) aircraft is currently being tested at a Nasa facility.
In the latest tests, the space agency has revealed how the researchers are making sure it will be as green as possible by watching how particles flow around the aircraft using lasers. 
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THE BLENDED WING BODY  Many of Boeing's advanced vehicle concepts centre around a blended wing body design.
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13 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail

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