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Originally posted by jaden_x
sounds a lot like they're trying to re-invent the wheel in another way by creating some sort of an electromagnet. might have nothing to do with canceling gravity in any way.
With a recent $500,000 Phase II contract awarded from the U.S. Department of Defense Small Business Technology Transfer Program, LaunchPoint engineers are now hard at work on an innovative magnetic space launch system.
Originally posted by Nunny
We are decades from doing so...
Originally posted by babylonstew
earth to mars in 3 hours, ands 11 light years in 80 days i recall?
if i can find the thread ill post a link
Originally posted by bringthelight
reply to post by deltaalphanovember
this discovery is relevant because on of the things that the ptient told him was to watch for a discovery in the field of physics and this is a pretty big discovery
Originally posted by brickhouse32
The application of this science seems limited, the article reads that the force they are manipulating becomes weaker exponentially as the distance increase. This is probably not the solution to UFO's as I read in an earlier post, but the applications to make stuff hover could change everything.
As mechanical devices shrink down to the nanoscale, they fall victim to a strange quantum effect that makes their moving parts stick together. But theoretical physicists at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland, have found a way to turn that effect against itself, producing completely frictionless nanomachines.
Current microelectromechanical systems--used in accelerometers, car air-bag triggers, and optical switches that transfer light from one fiber to another--have moving parts separated by about one micrometer. But that distance will soon shrink to a few hundred nanometers. At such short distances, a quantum-mechanical effect known as the Casimir force--which is too weak to be seen at distances greater than a micrometer--becomes significant. "If you have nanoelectromechanical systems [NEMS] with mobile parts, the Casimir force will be attractive, and the parts will stick together," says Ricardo Decca, associate professor of physics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. "This causes friction, and these devices will not move."