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Nasa technologies for the propellerless drone

Aircraft with two electrode wings developed by US company

Technologies developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) based on studies concerning electrostatic and electromagnetic forces have inspired an American start-up company to develop an ion-powered drone called "Silent Ventus". It is a remotely piloted aircraft without propellers, but which flies thanks to two grids of electrodes that exert opposite voltages strong enough to...

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