posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 10:53 PM
I think for this to work the entire vehicle and everything in it would have to be used, not just an engine. The forces generated by particles
attracting and repeling would be large relative to the particles, but small relative to the entire object. You would need every particle in the
object to be attracted in unison.
If just the engine worked this way, I'd picture the engine shooting forward out of the vehicle. If the particles didn't all move at the exact same
time and at the exact same distance, the object would be ripped apart.
That leads me to believe that this might be used for moving objects that are one particle thick, but not for anything thicker. Think of it this way.
If the outside edge of particles moved forward, the next row of particles in line would be left where they are. If they attracted to the first row of
particles, the first row would not move because it would have counter-balancing forces enacting on both sides of it. The first row would pull towards
the particles in front of it, but would be pulled back by the second row. You couldn't allow 'air' to get in between the rows of particles that
make up the moving object, or else once the particles move off on their own they risk the chance of bonding with the 'air' and creating new
It's an intersting concept none the less, but I don't think it's useful for propulsion.