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MIT’s revolutionary new prototype plane has zero moving parts

[embedded content] The future of air travel could involve planes that pump out zero emissions, produce virtually zero sound, and have zero moving parts. That’s based on a first-of-its-kind plane, created by engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which just made its maiden flight. Rather than employing the standard propellers and turbine blades found in […]

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Moving around in zero gravity is hard. MIT’s solution? Spider-Man’s web shooter

[embedded content] In the mid-1980s, Spider-Man was removed from his usual New York environment and sent into space as part of Marvel Comics’ “Secret Wars” storyline. Jump forward to 2018 and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been researching optimal ways for astronauts to more easily move around in zero or microgravity conditions […]