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Shark Out of Water

Understanding how sharks move might help engineers build a better airplane

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THE WORLD’S FASTEST SHARK MIGHT HAVE some advice for the world’s swiftest aircraft. New research unraveling how the skin of the shortfin mako shark helps it swim at 20 miles per hour could revolutionize how airplanes, drones and wind turbines are built.

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