We all want fast, right? Faster cars, faster bikes, faster ways to travel. Ever thought why? Faster means less time. Since time is a valuable commodity, we must save it as much as possible. Visionaries like Elon Musk are already working in this field. The Hyperloop and BFR are apt examples of it.
This time, it is NASA. NASA has found a way to realize the idea of super-fast travel. As we all know, for planes flying at supersonic speeds, air friction is an important concern. High speeds cause extreme heating called aerodynamic heating. Several methods are used to counter it. Carbon nanotubes is one of them. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs),used currently in Hypersonic jets, can ideally withstand the temperature of 400 oC. But, NASA scientists, along with researchers at Binghamton University, have studied the properties of boron nitride nanotubes for use in aircrafts.
Boron Nitride Nanotubes