A new MIT plane is propelled via ionic wind. Batteries in the fuselage supply voltage to electrodes that are strung along the length of the plane, generating a wind of ions that propels the plane forward. | MIT

New Space-Age Ion Propulsion Plane Has No Moving Parts

MIT engineers achieved sustained flight with an aircraft that uses no fossil fuels, no turbines, and no propellers.

Updated On 11/21/2018 at 01:36PM EST
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