Electrically-charged airplanes could avoid lightning strikes

Thunderstorms are one of things that air pilots prefer to avoid, but it’s estimated that every commercial aircraft is struck by lightning once a year. The statistic isn’t as alarming as it seems, but to bring the numbers down, engineers from MIT under the sponsorship of Boeing are working on a way to make airplanes less attractive to lightning by electrically charging them…
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