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Recent experiments on anomalous forces involving high critical temperature superconductors by Podkletnov and Modanese have demonstrated an experimental apparatus apparently capable of generating a beam of radiation that acts on interposed objects as a repulsive force field. This beam is able to penetrate bulk material and imparts a force that is proportional to the mass of the target and independent of the target composition. Because of the similarity of these beam properties to gravitational effects and the possibility that the mechanism of its generation may be related to gravitation, this apparatus has been dubbed an "impulse gravity generator." Unlike gravitation, however, this beam has clear-cut boundaries and does not appear to diverge over the distance tested thus far (approximately 1 km). A beam of radiation or particles with the properties described for the impulse gravity generator would appear to be an excellent candidate for use in beamed spacecraft propulsion. Besides the usual benefits of beamed propulsion, it would not need sails or other special spacecraft components to function, could safely provide high accelerations to delicate components, and might operate at higher efficiencies than other beamed propulsion concepts.
A beamed propulsion concept.edit on 29-11-2012 by kdog1982 because: (no reason given)