How germs travel on planes and the effect of a sneeze

How germs travel on planes and the effect of a sneeze

Raymond Wang is only 17 years old, but he's already helping to build a healthier future.

Using fluid dynamics, he created computational simulations of how air moves on airplanes, and what he found is disturbing is when a person sneezes on a plane.

According to Mr. Wang, the airflow found in aircraft actually aids the spread of pathogens to other passengers.

In a remarkable talk at TED, he shares an unforgettable animation of how a sneeze travels inside the cabin of a plane. Thankfully, he also share his his prize-winning solution: a small, fin-shaped device that increases fresh airflow in airplanes and redirects pathogen-laden air out of the craft.

Watch in the video below.

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