Future Spy Planes Could Get a Lift from Ionic Thrusters

While hybrid planes like the the 787 Dreamliner and SUGAR concept are far more fuel efficient than conventional airliners, they do still rely on a non-renewable and increasingly limited supply of jet fuel. However, recent tests conducted at MIT suggest that tomorrow's planes could take flight on the wings of an ionic… » 4/03/13 5:20pm 4/03/13 5:20pm

Little Ionic Winds Stop Laptops From Burning Body Parts

We first heard about ionic winds cooling down computers by 250% in 2007. Two years later, Tessera—a chip-packing company—has modified the technology so that it would fit into a working laptop. » 5/19/09 10:00pm 5/19/09 10:00pm

Ionic Wind May Help Cool Computers 250% Better Than Regular Wind

Those bullshit ionic air purifiers from Sharper Image may not help relieve your allergies, but ionic wind may help keep your computer cool. Purdue researchers demonstrated that by ionizing air and passing it over the chip, it increased airflow on the surface and cooled them down as much as 250%. The mock chip went… » 8/14/07 3:20pm 8/14/07 3:20pm