Green Aviation: charts, numbers and the language of engineers

By Gray Creech
NASA Dryden public affairs

Sept. 9, 2010
Charts, charts, and more charts! Eye charts with tiny numbers! Numbers 
galore! But to engineers, they represent pure, meaningful data!
Suffice it to say, much hard work is already underway to bring the 
NextGen aircraft to life!
Did you know that “turbine anti-vortex film cooling” may help make jet
engines of the future more efficient? Neither did I! Imagine!
Moving on from propulsion concepts to drag reduction and airframe 
technology. Ready for another mouthful?  Try “pultruded rod stitched
efficient unitized structure!”