As a designer and type of innovator, I often see applications for new research and scientific discoveries. I want to explain what I mean in a small example if I can. In this study, I will discuss plane floats and sea planes, specifically how to make them safer and more efficient. Every time you make an airplane better, you add to its performance, and it will directly translate to lower fuel consumption, therefore, wider range, faster climb rate, or more low weight, meaning bigger shipment. This is a good thing.
Okay, there is an interesting article on Popular Mechanics entitled; "Shark Skin Will Inspire Faster Swimsuits and Airplanes – Using a 3D printer, scientists have developed an artificial skin with microscopic features similar to a shark," by Charles Q. Choi, published on May 15, 2014. The article says:
"Sharks are known for their jaws with sharp teeth, but their skin also contributes to their distress. Dentures are covered with scales like those of structures-known as denticles making the shark's skin as sand. The sharks are faster, more aggressive by destroying water flows over the fish that reduces any drag that holds them back Today, scientists are fabricated the most realistic artificial skin of the shark has been published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, it proves that the structure can improve swimming performance can lead to better swimming robots. "
We all know about how it has improved Olympic Swimmer swimsuits and is therefore banned from sport. There was another article on Znet, but it was published back in late May of 2010; "A sharkskin coat for ships, planes and blades – German researchers build a paint that mimics the aerodynamics of shark pails. Can it be clearer for sailing boats for ships, to ride on airplanes, and spinning for wind turbines? " written by Melissa Mahony.
Recently, there are some interesting research findings on nanoscale, specific coating technology – superhydrophobic coatings. Now, it's helpful to double up here. Why not wear hands on a float plane with these coatings but first use shark's topography? As the aircraft moves faster through the water and comes out step by step with the shark's skin design spread more for the best efficiency and design for speeds with the water that is worth the full-weight take speed. Meanwhile the coating allows the aircraft to reach speed faster.
As for sea planes, with the outer wing wings, the hands will be the same as the above, but in this case the hull is coated with edges of grass, including horizontal stabilizers, allowing the water to move the aircraft easily, weight loss and improving airflows. Please consider all of this. It should be done and it is still doing nothing from my studies. Now maybe some brilliant aerospace designers are, well, the more they must follow.