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A new wingless, saucer-shaped aircraft is scheduled to take to the skies - just don't call it a UFO.
Professor Subrata Roy, a scientist at the University of Florida, calls his aircraft a "wingless electromagnetic air vehicle," or WEAV, and if it flies he says it could usher in a new age of aircraft design.
"If this works and we are able to fly it, this will be a quantum shift in how we see flying objects," says Roy.
The WEAV will use a physical phenomenon known as magnetohydrodynamics - used by Captain Marko Ramius's submarine in the movie The Hunt For Red October.
The fictional submarine engine had no moving or rotating parts. Instead it used a series of electrodes that ionised the water and pushed it out the back of the submarine, silently propelling it forward.
Whether a craft moves through water or air, the principle is the same.