NASA and MIT’s Shape-Shifting Wing

Hundreds of identical polyethylene resin components form a new airplane wing developed by NASA and MIT. These shape-shifting pieces can morph during flight to form the most efficient wing for the existing conditions. The entire aircraft is within one lightweight, flexible wing surface. Researchers have already tested one hand-constructed model in the wind tunnel of NASA’s Langley Research Center. Read more about the wing and its composition at Phys.