Monday, January 09, 2006


This is really off the wall & while I wouldn't hold my breath. However it is clear that some serious USAF investment is available.

The hypothetical device, which has been outlined in principle but is based on a controversial theory about the fabric of the universe, could potentially allow a spacecraft to travel to Mars in three hours and journey to a star 11 light years away in just 80 days, according to a report in today's New Scientist magazine.

The theoretical engine works by creating an intense magnetic field that, according to ideas first developed by the late scientist Burkhard Heim in the 1950s, would produce a gravitational field and result in thrust for a spacecraft.

Also, if a large enough magnetic field was created, the craft would slip into a different dimension, where the speed of light is faster, allowing incredible speeds to be reached. Switching off the magnetic field would result in the engine reappearing in our current dimension.

The US air force has expressed an interest in the idea and scientists working for the American Department of Energy - which has a device known as the Z Machine that could generate the kind of magnetic fields required to drive the engine - say they may carry out a test if the theory withstands further scrutiny.

Professor Jochem Hauser, one of the scientists who put forward the idea, told The Scotsman that if everything went well a working engine could be tested in about five years.

However, Prof Hauser, a physicist at the Applied Sciences University in Salzgitter, Germany, and a former chief of aerodynamics at the European Space Agency, cautioned it was based on a highly controversial theory that would require a significant change in the current understanding of the laws of physics.

"It would be amazing. I have been working on propulsion systems for quite a while and it would be the most amazing thing. The benefits would be almost unlimited," he said.

"But this thing is not around the corner; we first have to prove the basic science is correct and there are quite a few physicists who have a different opinion.

"It's our job to prove we are right and we are working on that."

He said the engine would enable spaceships to travel to different solar systems. "If the theory is correct then this is not science fiction, it is science fact," Prof Hauser said.

"NASA have contacted me and next week I'm going to see someone from the [US] air force to talk about it further, but it is at a very early stage. I think the best-case scenario would be within the next five years [to build a test device] if the technology works."

The US authorities' attention was attracted after Prof Hauser and an Austrian colleague, Walter Droscher, wrote a paper called "Guidelines for a space propulsion device based on Heim's quantum theory".

A personal niggle - every time something new comes up somebody says "this is no longer science fiction" & then next time the media glitterati are once again surprised - they should try reading some & not keep getting caught by surprise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What the hell has your ridiculous Holocaust-denial style comment, i.e., the insane claim that "less than 2,000 Serb civilians died in all of Bosnia" got to do with Hypersdpace Drive?

It is undeniably true that Bosnian muslims loyal to Izetbegovic (the Islamofascist friend of Ayatollah Khomeini who issued Osama bin Laden a Bosnian passport in 1993) slaughtered well over 3,800 Serbs in Srebrenica and Gorazde.See here for photographic evidence & documentation:

I looked recently at your pro-Nazi "Naser Oric is a hero to Bosniaks" racist, pro-genocidal Holocaust-denial style blog and its quite apparent that you are an insane Islamofascist Nazi-loving nutcase, "Daniel" (no wonder you prefer to remain anonymous with no surname!)

By the way, did you attend Sulejman Talovic's funeral like so many of your fellow "Bosniaks" did last year, who didn't even know him personally but showed up in their hundreds anyway to honor him as a muslim "martyr" and even chanting that "he is forgiven" ?! See the photos here below proving it:

You remember Sulejman Talovic, the Bosnian muslim who slaughtered innocent people in the "Trolley Square massacre" in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2007?

What kind of sick people honor a mass murderer of innocent American shoppers as a "martyr" and forgive him for killing innocent American shoppers? Pro-Nazi SS Izetbegovic-adoring Bosnian muslims like you who are fans of Naser Oric,the Islamist Nazi mass murderer, that's who, you sick bastard!