Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
Arnold Williams
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Sometimes a Great Notion

Interesting idea of the week: check this out:

A theory has been developed for a propulsion technique, which for the first time, allows direct conversion from electrical energy at microwave frequencies to thrust. An expression has been developed from first principles to enable the thrust for such a technique to be calculated. This expression has been verified by the results of two test programmes carried out on an Experimental Thruster and a Demonstrator Engine.

Interesting, but though it sounds like Buck Rogers, maybe not that useful.

Translated: we don't need portable fuel, we need portable power. Anyone else see the problem with that thought?
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