Elements of an electrohydrodynamic lifter (Photo: Blaze Labs Research)
An electrohydrodynamic lifter in action (Photo: Anonymous59.)
Imagine an aircraft that is silent, invisible to infrared detectors, has zero emissions and can hover in an eerie manner that helicopters can’t. Now imagine it coming from technology currently used to suck dust out of living room air. That’s what a team of researchers at MIT is doing. They've conducted a study that indicates that ionic thrusters, currently a science fair curiosity, might one day take to the skies.
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