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Inventor of microwave warp engine told to drop it

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posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 04:42 PM
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Inventor of microwave warp engine told to drop it


technology.newscientist.com

Relativity drive: The end of wings and wheels?

* 08 September 2006
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* Justin Mullins

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* Shawyer's theory paper (pdf)

The electromagnetic drive
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The electromagnetic drive
Look, no wings!
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Look, no wings!


Note: You can read debates on the article and make comments here, and read Shawyer’s theory paper here (pdf format).

The trip from London to Havant on the south coast of England is like travelling through time. I sit in an air-conditioned train, on tracks first laid 150 years ago, passing roads that were known to the Romans. At one point, I pick out a canal boat, queues of cars and the trail from a high-flying jet - the evolution of mechanised travel in a single glance.

But evolution has a habit of springing surprises. Waiting at my destination is a man who would put an end to mechanised travel. Roger Shawyer has developed an engine with no moving parts that he believes can replace rockets and make trains, planes and automobiles obsolete. "The end of wings and wheels" is how he puts it. It's a bold claim. (Too bold? See the later feedback here and here)

Of course, any crackpot can rough out plans for a warp drive. What they never show you is evidence that it works. Shawyer is different. He has built a working prototype to test his ideas, and as a respected spacecraft engineer he has persuaded the British government to fund his work. Now organisations from other parts of the world, including the US air force and the Chinese government, are beating a path to his tiny company.
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posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 04:42 PM
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Roger Shawyer, the inventor of a microwave warp engine with no moving parts, says that he was told to abandon his invention. I wonder why; perhaps it has already been invented?

Basically this invention relates to a device that alters space with opposing electro-magnetic fields of unequal power densities that causes a distortion in the fabric of space in the vicinity of the vehicle allowing it to 'fall' through between the two fields, hence the propulsion.

The link to the pdf below is to his theory paper.

www.newscientist.com...
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 26-9-2008 by masonwatcher]



posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 04:46 PM
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Why abandon it? Was he threatened?

I guess we're going to have to rely on the Chinese push our species forward.



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