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Because Bugs are a real DRAAAGGG …

NASA is looking everywhere for ways to improve aviation fuel efficiency. Two of its most promising projects — a bug-repellant coating and a new technology for smaller vertical tails — are now ready to be tested.

When it comes to commercial aviation, even the smallest improvements in fuel efficiency mean millions of dollars saved and fewer harmful emissions in our atmosphere.

That’s how we reduce the …. DRAAAGGG…

Scientists estimate that using bug-repellant coating on aircrafts can help increase fuel efficiency by upto 6% (on every single trip).

Now that’s something BIG, isn’t it? Let’s hope that the test results come out to be positive (for the sake of humankind and our sustainability).

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/4/8344437/nasa-tests-bug-repellant-coating-for-airplanes

GOOgle or CO2-gle

One Google search produces about 0.2 g of CO2.

But since you hardly get an answer from one search, a typical search session produces about the same amount of CO2 as does boiling a tea kettle.

Google handles about 1 billion search queries per day, which amounts to some 200 tons of CO2 per day.

Best hot air balloon rides

Want to see how beautiful our world looks from above?

Since childhood,  I always had the above mentioned desire. More so, that was the only reason why I wished to become a pilot (at one point of time 😛 ).

Well, for those (like me) who don’t have a flying license just yet, but would simply cherish a bird’s eye view, hot air balloons provide one of the best ways to accomplish this.

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Hot air balloon rides

We can enjoy awesome aerial views of breathtakingly beautiful sceneries by taking a ride on a hot air balloon,  which gives one enough time to enjoy the aesthetically pleasing scenes in peace, which is not always possible on a jet.
Plus, at times, they’re allowed at places, where jet planes or helicopters are often not allowed to fly.

Here’s a list of the best hot air balloon rides which one can experience –
http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/06/travel/best-hot-air-balloon-rides/