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Fri Aug 1, 2014, 02:42 PM

16. It does come off a bit like "something from nothing."


And most of those, like the "perpetual motion machines," were either deliberate frauds, or some inventor fooling themselves, mostly by drawing energy from a hidden or unseen sources.

What seems different here is the testing, and the idea in the Extremetech article that fuel particles could "spontaneously appear" in the device. I don't know enough about quantum physics to know if that's a possible thing, and am likewise leery of quantum physics being used as a catchall for possible "magic" phenonomenon.

That's pretty wild and sounds extremely unlikely, but not as unlikely getting thrust just by bouncing microwaves around in a chamber -- which seems more like "something from nothing again."

The big weakness here seems to be that while they think they are measuring thrust, there is as yet no explanation as to HOW this thrust is being generated.

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