As part of that research, the company is working extensively with these synthetic jets, which are based on piezo electric actuators and work like small bellows. Through a small hole, oxygen is sucked in and pushed back out, and the system works extremely fast. In this case, the force of the propulsion from the jet alone can spin this arm around at a fairly high rate of speed.
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August 11, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
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