The hybrid electric plane from MIT intercepts its own pollutants
The transition to alternative propulsion technologies can take years, especially in the case of aviation, so researchers at MIT have developed a technology that may be a good temporary solution. The engineers responsible for developing this system believe they can reduce harmful NOx emissions by as much as 95% by capturing and trapping it in a special element in the cargo hold while avoiding 92% of premature deaths caused by them. Because it should be remembered that it is a huge source of air pollution, which is associated with many diseases, such as asthma, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Previous studies have shown that 16,000 people die prematurely as a result of their emissions by international aviation around the world.