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The trio is developing alloys to manipulate rudders, winglets and other parts of aircrafts and spaceships.
After one day on the water, however, the rudder line of his board snapped and he was set adrift.
Conventional aircraft use a system of elevators, rudders, and ailerons to control their direction in the pitch, (up and down) yaw (left to right), and roll directions.
Glenn is developing an alloy of nickel, titanium and hafnium to manipulate flaps, winglets, rudders and other parts in air and space.
Many of the ships sit at the bottom of the sea with their masts upright, their rudders still at the ready and their cargo bays full of untouched goods.
When that happened, the ship's rudder automatically moved to its default position (amidships, or on center line of the ship).
Presidents routinely have crossed party lines to maintain a steady hand on the economy’s rudder.
And their central banks have a stronger hand on the rudder.
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Origin and Etymology of rudder
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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