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2017-04-16

Electrostatic fluid accelerator

Imagine a fan with no moving parts. Instead of using spinning blades to push air molecules around, you use ions accelerated by an electric field. This, in a nutshell, is an electrostatic fluid accelerator.

(Thinking of the Dyson fans that create a thin high-velocity flow to entrain a larger air volume and pull it along. Now they have a small fan at the bottom to push air through the exhaust. Which makes a whirring noise. What if you replaced the fan with an electrostatic fluid accelerator set around the exhaust.)
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