No one can explain why planes stay in the air | Curio

No one can explain why planes stay in the air

22 mins | Jun 2, 2021

Discover a moment of wonder by listening to a carefully selected 15-minute audio story. Listen to expert voices across Technology, Business, Psychology and Health — bringing you new perspectives, insights and ideas. Released every Monday to Friday, we’ll help you practice curiosity and open-mindedness as part of your daily routine. Today's pick: Do we finally know how planes fly? On a strictly mathematical level, engineers know how to design planes that will stay aloft. But equations don't explain why aerodynamic lift occurs. There are new and two competing theories that illuminate the forces and factors of lift. Ed Regis, a philosopher that specialising in science and intelligence, reveals whether either hypothesis has solved the mystery.

publisher logo

From Curio's daily moment