Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Electromagnetic Drive Results Confirmation Claimed
I occasionally get questions on this topic from friends and family, so it seems like a good time to mention this thing. No, I really don't have a clue as to how this thing is supposed to work. Here is a link to the most recent paper, and here is a link to the Wikipedia article, from which many links spring. Having only glossed over the material, it seems as if someone added up a very long column of zeros and came up with a very small non-zero result. I will get on reading through the published literature in the next week or two, and post back if there's any there there. In the meantime, here's a popular press article on the latest results associated with this gizmo.
On one hand, of course I really want this to be true. On the other hand, it seems unlikely in the extreme, and there is an awful lot of pseudo-theoretical tap-dancing going on in some quarters. We shall see.