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The race to get hybrid-electric jet planes off the ground

The race to get hybrid-electric jet planes off the ground

A team of Wellington scientists is hoping to use their technology to help build the world's first hybrid-electric jet plane. Three researchers from Victoria University's Robinson Research Institute have been invited to talk at a NASA special session in Wisconsin this month about using superconductor technology - an essential part of getting these planes off the ground. Emissions from planes have grown by 75 percent since 1990 - double the rate of other sectors of the economy. Kathryn Ryan speaks to the Institute's principal engineer and deputy director, Rod Badcock.

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