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The ancient city of Venice was built on water.
Now, a flying boat aims to protect its historical buildings.
The electric boat runs on hydrofoils or underwater “wings,” giving it the appearance of flying above the water.
The designers say the technology reduces erosion to buildings caused by the waves from motorboats.
Erosion is the slow destruction of something by natural forces, like wind, water and ice.
Erosion is the process by which something is eroded or worn away.