Saturday, May 10, 2008

Plasma-Powered Hovercraft Patent

The patent shown is for an aircraft to be powered off the ground using a plasma technology. Subrata Roy, a University of Florida aerospace engineer, proposes the existing technique of passing a magnetic wave through a conducting fluid can produce a force strong enough to lift an aircraft off the ground.

This is tantalizingly similar to descriptions of some UFOs. I wonder if a magnetohydrodynamic propulsion system could stall car engines . . .

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