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Have science fiction spaceships just become a reality?

Recently, MIT engineers have designed and built an electric airplane with no moving parts. The absence of turbines and propellers is possible thanks to “ionic wind”, which occurs when ions generated by the thruster on the aircraft collide with air molecules and propel the plane forward. This ground-breaking machine makes virtually no sound and is powered entirely by battery.

Source: MIT

The airplane made by MIT engineers has a 5 meter wingspan and weighs only 2.45 kilograms. Steven Barrett and his team have been working on this design since 2009. Barrett has said that the science fiction phenomenon, Star Trek, which he often watched during his childhood, greatly inspired him when developing the aircraft. Is it possible that the spaceships we have seen in Star Wars and Star Trek can soon become more than just geeks’ fantasies? While Barrett’s design has still got a long way to go, especially when compared to the USS Enterprise, Millennium Falcon or TIE Fighter, it is still a fantastic accomplishment.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/21/first-ever-plane-with-no-moving-parts-takes-flight

In theory, Ionocrafts could be a game-changer in transportation of cargo and people. Still, one has to remember a revolution is still many years away. The aircraft was tested on a distance of about 60 metres, in a closed gym, under close supervision. Still, Barrett and his team have repeated the test 10 times and found that enough ions have been produced to sustain flight the entire time.

Source: Nature YouTube channel

What struck me the most is the fact that the concept of ionic wind propulsion has been around for quite some time –  it was mentioned as far back as 1709, when an English scientist Francis Hauksbee published Physico-Mechanical Experiments on Various Subjects, and in the 1920s by Thomas Townsend Brown, whose research and work have influenced further discoveries. But it was not until the 1960s, when Russian pilot Alexander Prokofiev de Seversky introduced his idea of Ionocraft , that it became to feel more realistic. Still, it was not until earlier this week, in November 2018, that an actual prototype was built and tested.

Source: http://www.doctorkoontz.com/Antigravity/Townsend_Brown/Thomas%20Townsend%20Brown%20Scientific%20Notebooks,%20Vol_%201.htm

 

Sources:

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612451/an-electric-plane-with-no-moving-parts-has-made-its-first-flight/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/mit-plane-no-moving-parts/

http://news.mit.edu/2018/first-ionic-wind-plane-no-moving-parts-1121

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionocraft

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181123135137.htm

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/21/first-ever-plane-with-no-moving-parts-takes-flight

 

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Vibe – Spirit Of Our Times

 

Where do travelers turn to research and book their destinations—blogs, Instagram, Facebook? Do they use their smartphones to book on the go?

In this post, we’ll take a look at how social media and mobile technology impact travel and how travel brands can use social media to reach more customers.

Dust off your passport, and let’s get started!

Social Media has become a daily bread and reading throw our walls are like reading newspapers back in days. To be short, social media is a habit. So, I had noticed that I had come across this travel pages on Facebook and Instagram that is purely killing it in Travel Market. I have to admit that I love traveling and I do follow traveler’s pages but this one is a pure class. When I mean class, I prefer to say the flair and passion that has driven them to create a well-planned campaign to promote travel.

The vibe nurtures indigenous perspective on global curiosities. They promote and let you explore journeys through native video content and online editorial space. They offer the audience contemporary expeditions that reflect the true spirit of our times. They aren’t just a travel companion but storytelling media firm.

This unique synergy offers the viewers, readers and followers, a chance at new conscious experiences, broadened worldview(s), and expanded social horizons and in finding new comfort zones. They come out with brilliant plans and travel and explore the world step by step and this page made me understand the cultural definition of the places they have covered.

 

A travel companion for a student, professional or a nomad that helps you explore and their way of promoting events in the best-visited places in the world. It’s more of a nature trip spot that makes you understand how beautiful the world we live in and it finely balanced campaign planning of each country makes it even sensational.

 

Standalone content is forgettable in today’s world but when it functions with a synergized ecosystem, the path to personal relevance becomes one of least resistance. And so, it is in this spirit, I advise you to explore and build the Vibe.

Komodo Islands | Moving Images | TheVibe Visuals

Revel in #TheVibe of this island as we take you through some of its #MovingImages following Etoile and her life as she's definitely Going Epic Places.

Opublikowany przez TheVibe na 22 stycznia 2018

Sources:

https://goo.gl/arU47N

 

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