Silent plane with no moving parts flown by MIT engineers in world-first

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Plane weighs just 2.45 kilos and has a wingspan of five metres

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a silent, lightweight plane that features no moving part in its propulsion system and is powered by an 'ionic wind'. The s...

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