A new algorithm could help protect planes from damaging volcanic ash

The technology could keep planes away from the engine-destroying particles

an aerial image of a volcanic ash cloud from Sarychev Peak in Russia

CLOUDY SKIES  Volcanic ash clouds, such as this one erupting from Sarychev Peak in Russia’s remote Kuril Islands, consist of tiny particles that stick together and potentially gum up the engines of airplanes that fly through them.


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