Thursday, 22 November 2018

Silent plane with no moving parts makes ‘historic’ first flight

quote [ The blue glowing jets of science fiction spacecraft came a step closer to reality as US physicists unveiled the world’s first solid-state aeroplane powered in flight by supercharged air molecules. ]

Something, something and then some.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 laz0r]
[by R1Xhard@2:55amGMT]


mcclint said @ 11:26am GMT on 22nd Nov [Score:1 Insightful]
Video of the flight itself
5th Earth said @ 5:03am GMT on 23rd Nov [Score:1 Insightful]
I'm skeptical that this is the most efficient way to turn energy into thrust.
Ankylosaur said @ 4:01am GMT on 22nd Nov
It's like rain on your wedding day.
Anonynonymous said @ 6:51am GMT on 22nd Nov
So it's basically the Ionic Breeze on steroid?
Ussmak said @ 9:20am GMT on 22nd Nov
It's undeniable proof that Ion Thrust is a viable option for flight propulsion. Energy storage still remains the main hurdle though.
Kama-Kiri said @ 2:11am GMT on 23rd Nov
Plus it makes a great bug zapper!

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