[Blabber] EM Drive
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Wed Nov 23 18:17:04 UTC 2016
Ars had an interesting review of the paper (and some good analogies) and in
summary it sounds like the researches still aren't accounting for all
On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 1:08 PM Connor Connor <john.theman.connor at gmail.com>
> There are a lot of idea floating around. Degrading the shield and
> kicking electrons, hydrogen gas, etc. out the back has definitely not
> been ruled out yet. My understanding is that (almost) everyone thinks
> that the shielding is being converted to fuel somehow.
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Robert Diamond <rmd6502 at gmail.com>
> > Did they already check if the microwaves aren’t just kicking electrons
> out the back?
> >> On Nov 23, 2016, at 9:56 AM, Connor Connor <
> john.theman.connor at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Are people following this EM drive hoopla? I have read about the
> >> "physics" of the device, but I don't have enough practical knowledge
> >> to know if building one is something we could do at the space. Can we
> >> just take a piece of sheet metal and stick a microwave in it? Does it
> >> require precise measurements, a fancy schmancy power supply, etc?
> >> Might be fun to "demo" at Makerfaire or whatever. Of course, all the
> >> fuss may die down by then, but it might still be fun to make one to
> >> cook hotdogs in.
> >> --JC
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