Incredible stuff…if it works…
From the Scotsman:
The US air force has expressed an interest in the idea and scientists working for the American Department of Energy – which has a device known as the Z Machine that could generate the kind of magnetic fields required to drive the engine – say they may carry out a test if the theory withstands further scrutiny.
Professor Jochem Hauser, one of the scientists who put forward the idea, told The Scotsman that if everything went well a working engine could be tested in about five years.
However, Prof Hauser, a physicist at the Applied Sciences University in Salzgitter, Germany, and a former chief of aerodynamics at the European Space Agency, cautioned it was based on a highly controversial theory that would require a significant change in the current understanding of the laws of physics.
“It would be amazing. I have been working on propulsion systems for quite a while and it would be the most amazing thing. The benefits would be almost unlimited,” he said.
Amazing indeed, but something tells me this isn’t going to pan out given the whole “highly controversial theory that would require a significant change in the current understanding of the laws of physics” line.
Of course stranger things have happened. I can’t think of what right now…hmm…maybe stranger things HAVEN’T happened.
I’ll get back to you all on the whole “stranger things” scenario.