'Flying carpet' of Conductive Plastic Takes Flight

A miniature magic carpet made of plastic has taken flight in a laboratory at Princeton University.

The 10cm (4in) sheet of smart transparency is driven by "ripple power"; waves of electrical current driving thin pockets of air from front to rear underneath. The prototype, described in Applied Physics Letters, moves at speeds of about a centimetre per second. Read the Full Article at: bbc.co.uk