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Its hard to believe these little things can even fly. They are about as small as a quarter and are simply cool.

Ilan Kroo and his colleagues at Stanford hope to use them for Mars exploration or atmospheric research one day!

Link - via djowtlaw

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Given that this project ended ten years ago, looks like it wont happen. But don't say never!: microaircraft are a very active research area, I've seen somewhat larger ones capable of hoisting their power supplies.
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Unfortunately, this will never happen. Ilan Kroo's research at Stanford University concluded that:

Propeller designs did not achieve desired efficiency and the Mesicopter was never able to lift the weight of its own energy source.
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