Nanocardboard flyers may help explore other planets


Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes the potential for nanocardboard plates to help explore other worlds.

Experts at Penn State have designed tiny nanocardboard flyers that levitate when they are exposed to bright light.

“In addition to carrying sensors, our flyers could simply land and have grains of dust or sand passively stick to them, then transport them back to the rover so it doesn’t need to travel as far,” explained study lead author Professor Igor Bargatin.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: NSF

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