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A team at Princeton University has developed a four-inch transparent magic carpet. The team, lead by graduate student Noah Jafferis, created a flying carpet based on the manta ray that utilizes piezoelectric actuators and sensors. The electric current flexes the sheet into waves that drive tiny pockets of air across the sheet. The prototype moves at about 120 feet per hour and only travels a few inches high above the ground. Jafferis said he is working on a solar powered...
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