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Can Lidars Zap Camera Chips?

Lidar wavelengths deemed safe for human eyeballs might imperil digital camera sensorsLaser safety rules designed to protect human eyes have shaped the design of automotive lidars. Safety rules limit the current generation of lidars,…

An Airplane With No Moving Parts

MIT researchers have used ion drive—until now a purely space-based system—to fly a model plane a short distance indoorsMIT researchers have flown the first airplane that has no moving parts. The aircraft, packed with lithium-ion batteries,…