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MIT Developing Ionic Wind Thrusters as Efficient Alternative

PostPosted: Fri 30 Oct 2020 14:36
by southwestforests
I wonder what has come of this from 2013;
https://inhabitat.com/mit-developing-io ... t-engines/

MIT Developing Ionic Wind Thrusters as Efficient Alternative to Jet Engines
04/09/2013
under Art, News, Technology, Transportation
by Timon Singh
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A team from MIT is working on developing ionic wind thrusters as an energy-efficient, low-emission alternative to conventional propulsion technologies like jet engines. The new thrusters would use ionic energy, which is created when a current passes between two electrodes. If one electrode is thinner than the other, it creates an air current in the space between them – and if a substantial voltage is applied, the device could produce powerful thrust without the need for fuel or motors.