There’s a new aerospace technology on the horizon—using plasma, the superheated “fourth state of matter,” to enhance the aerodynamic performance of aircraft. Here, we break down the mechanics and the uses of this exciting new technology that has the aeronautics and aerospace industries all abuzz.
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Everyone is familiar with three of the traditional states of matter (liquid, gas and solid) but the fourth fundamental state is one that is less well known, which seems ridiculous as it is the most...
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