Today the University of Michigan has confirmed the school has qualified for a major NASA project. Engineers at the school have been given the job of looking for ways planes can generate less turbulence when airborne. For years researchers have tried to improve efficiency when flying by creating as steady an airflow around the aircraft as possible. The objective is to have a smoother flight. In the months ahead experts at the school will study and note how this can be improved. NASA will then analyze their findings and perhaps incorporate them in future designs. The school is getting $1.6 million for the research effort.


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