Airplanes look to mimic sharks, take a bite out of fuel bills

02/27/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Airplanes could soon come with a furrowed "skin" designed to mimic the grooves found on sharks. The textured surface helps sharks slice through the water more efficiently and could help airplanes reduce air friction, experts say. That could reduce fuel usage by about 1%, saving airlines tens of millions of dollars a year.

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