Scotty! Aye, Sir? Warp Speed!

Back CameraNo, we haven’t made it to First Contact yet, but NASA now has an “impossible engine” that requires no propellant, can be powered with solar panels, and involves “bouncing microwaves around in a closed chamber.” Here’s a summary:

“Test results indicate that the RF resonant cavity thruster design, which is unique as an electric propulsion device, is producing a force that is not attributable to any classical electromagnetic phenomenon and therefore is potentially demonstrating an interaction with the quantum vacuum virtual plasma.”

“Quantum vacuum virtual plasma” is a term that definitely causes the inner geek to stir. It’s a great time to be alive!

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