Misapplied Sciences and Delta’s Personalized Flight Information Displays

The new tech, called Parallel Reality, aims to make the airport stress-free

Following a preview at CES in 2020, today Delta launches a personalized flight monitor, its latest tool to make airport journeys smoother. The initial deployment is at Detroit’s DTW airport in the McNamara Terminal, and we were among the first to experience this glimpse into the future. For many travelers, regardless of airline apps and alerts, a peek at the flight information display is still …

The Ionic Wind Aircraft Flies Without Moving Parts

A team of MIT engineers, led by Steven Barrett (an associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the academic institution), have invented the Ionic Wind Aircraft—a first-of-its-kind flying vessel that employs no moving turbines or propellers. Rather, the craft’s flight is sustained by an “ionic wind” (aka electroaerodynamic thrust) produced when a current passes between thin (positively charged) and thick (negatively charged) electrodes onboard. Lithium-polymer …

JetPack Aviation’s Recreational Speeder Flying Motorcycle Will Go On Sale by 2023

Expected to be available commercially in 2023, two versions of JetPack Aviation’s Speeder are available for pre-order now: the recreational model for personal use and the military model, which is being positioned as a tool “to save lives.” This futuristic vehicle (which is lighter than some motorcycles and takes up the space of a small car) employs vertical take-off and landing technology, allowing it to …