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The windows in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are awesome. You can electronically dim them for five different levels of sunlight and visibility. That's so much better than the typical aeroplane window shade option of blinding or blocked out. But the coolest thing about Dreamliner windows are how huge they are, like vertical panoramas of the sky. How come the 787 can support bigger aeroplane windows but other planes can't? It's because the Dreamliner is mostly made of carbon reinforced plastic.


Video: To my eye, the clouds that aeroplane wings make on takeoff and landing look like a cool force field — a stealth shroud that envelopes the aeroplane as its flying around. Reality is less fun though, because the clouds that are rolling over the wings of the aeroplane are caused by the lift forces that let our planes fly.