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As air travel serves as an essential form of transport, constant improvements are made to aircraft design to promote efficiency and sustainability. Morphing wings (also called shape-shifting or adaptive wings) are a relatively new airplane wing technology inspired by birds. This type of airfoil easily configures from one shape to another to accommodate different phases in flight (Min et al., 2010). Integrating morphing wings in aircraft design could be revolutionary for promoting aerodynamic efficiency and reducing fuel usage.

by Alina Rudani

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