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Electric airplanes (batteries included)

Abstract: 
Electric repulsion could dramatically reduce aviation's contribution to climate change from carbon dioxide emissions. However, current batteries would add a lot of weight to the planes and increases drag. Current research explores a way to bypass this problem by making the plane itself a battery.
Author: 
Bob Silberg
Institution: 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Year: 
2016
Input By: 
Chelsea Chitty
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Industry Focus: 
Electronics
Transport
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Case Studies