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On the possibilities of the EM Drive

In this post, I look to share my thoughts on the theoretical possibility of the EM drive. If possible, it seems to me that the correct answer will only be described with Quantum Field Theory, and is inherently a non-classical process. 1,752 more words

Launching to Orbit on Microwaves

Launching anything into orbit has, thus far, relied on the tried
and true chemical rocket. Escape Dynamics Inc. may soon offer an alternate solution – launch to orbit on microwaves. 142 more words


MTA 2020 - Propulsion and the state of the Finnish Maritime Industry

As I mentioned on Twitter when publishing my last post, there are two further parts of the MTA 2020 project that deserves attention, but which due to space considerations were left out of the original post: propulsion and the vessels’ country of origin. 1,371 more words


They Promised Atomic Rockets

When Will the First Atomic Rocket Lift Off Earth?

Most likely never. The main reason for this is quite simple; even the smallest propulsion engine will likely qualify as a potential weapon of mass destruction. 302 more words

Robot powered by exploding farts

Harvard uni boffins have 3D printed a robot with a soft butt able to belch hot gases, thus unleashing a remorseless and invincible-ish hopping trouser-cough machine…

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Wait for it!

This week we’ll be taking a break from some of the higher intensity work we’ve been doing recently to do some steady-paced reps and, to make it a bit different, doing some breast stroke as well.  286 more words


Marine Propulsion Engines Market Analysis- Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecasts To 2020: Grand View Research

The global marine propulsion engines market is expected to reach USD 10.95 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Significant modernization in marine propulsion as a direct consequence of increased demand for operationally dependable and financially efficient ships is expected to drive the marine propulsion engines market. 29 more words