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A flying saucer is in the works, but it didn't come from space. It came from Florida.
Subrata Roy, an engineering professor at the University of Florida, is trying to patent his design of a circular, spinning aircraft he dubs WEAV, short for wingless electromagnetic air vehicle.
The suggested prototype offers several advantages. It can hover and take off vertically. With no moving parts, the WEAV should be markedly reliable. And though his battery-powered model is
Originally posted by depth om
Yea, it could allow space craft to save their weight in fuel. It would be good for mass manned flights, near-space tourism etc. I would think.