Monday, October 03, 2011

Flying Plastic Strip?

Here is something I found interesting in Dvice.....Princeton Grad Student Noah Jafferis has created a device that is wired with a complex system of electrical sensors and conducting threads that create "ripples" of air moving front to back of a sheet of thin, 4-inch sheet of plastic. When these fields are applied, the carpet, hovers just above the ground. Yep, that's right! This sounds suspiciously like a flying carpet, huh?

Of course the downside is, according to the article, estimates have it that it would take a carpet with a wingspan of about 165 feet to carry a human at this point.

Check out the complete article on Dvice

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