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A new MIT plane is propelled via ionic wind. Batteries in the fuselage (tan compartment in front of plane) supply voltage to electrodes (blue/white horizontal lines) strung along the length of the plane, generating a wind of ions that propels the plane forward. Image: Christine Y. He

First ever plane with no moving parts wows scientists

For the first ever time, MIT scientists have developed the first-ever plane with no moving parts. This radical approach towards flying is in the form of...