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by paulmarch
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

Paul, as you may know, these Sonny White news you posted here were reproduced at NextBigFuture, and there are over 50 comments to the post. these ones interested me... can you explain, please? jonathanmccabe • 2 days ago Say the space ship has a velocity of 0.1c to the left to one observer, and 0.1...
by paulmarch
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

Found an interesting new article authored by Harold White: http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/daydreaming-beyond-the-solar-system-with-warp-field-mechanics/ Apparently he's been able to reduce the amount of exotic matter needed for a warp bubble down by orders of magnitude. And that's for a 10m bubb...
by paulmarch
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

I have looked at what most of the industry calls "displacement amplification" pretty carefully over the years. M-E generation is linear with acceleration and hence also with displacement, and force rectification is likewise linear with acceleration, so total force is quadratic with displa...
by paulmarch
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EM Drive
Replies: 710
Views: 306316

I don't think the failure of the resonator Sonny and Paul built falsifies Sonny's model. Sonny's model flexed and changed with the data as it came in from the experiment on the resonator. As the work progressed and no thrust developed, I think Sonny proposed that the presence of matter in the reson...
by paulmarch
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

Paul, at least there is a little bit of funding for all that. I know about a small NTR project that has been going on for a while ( I posted about it a year ago, or so) and NASA is funding fusion research (on a small level), like John Sloughs fusion rocket engine. Skipjack: Don't get me wrong, NIAC...
by paulmarch
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

. . .and my other job at JSC, which is the development of nuclear electric power for space applications. I thought all the old SP-100/Prometheus work was sent over to US Navy when JIMO was shut down. Did they send it back? Ron: It's the same old problem nuclear power in space has been suffering sin...
by paulmarch
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

And those warp bubble experiments commence here at the Eagleworks Lab as soon as we get our replacement laser delivered and installed. That should happen by end of next week if the vendor meets their current delivery schedule. Best, I thought you guys were planning to do the "Q" thruster ...
by paulmarch
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

IIUC, Sonny isn't proposing a theory here. He's doing some calculations based upon other models about what is necessary for what he is distinguishing as "warp theory" from Alcubierre, and "hyper theory" from Chung-Freese. For Chung-Freese to be correct, that portion of string th...
by paulmarch
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

by paulmarch
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

For a prototype warp drive experiment, you want to have the smallest, cheapest robotic spacecraft possible. For better data back, you want to retrieve the spacecraft so it needs to make a round trip. A Falcon could put enough delta V on a Dragon to put it in lunar orbit given 2+ seconds jump at War...
by paulmarch
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

Just to update you on the requirements for initiating a 10m OD warp field, Sonny White's latest paper and presentation at the following NASA server shows that we don't need a Jupiter load of inertially exotic mass to initiate it as Alcubbierre’s original metric first indicated. If we are willing to...
by paulmarch
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

My problem is that people observe (or think they observe) something that they can (at the time) not explain and then jump to conclusions. That happens all the time. Aces just did this. he saw a grainy vid and decided it must be ice particles, with no information concerning the speed, distance or si...
by paulmarch
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

Both the link I left and the copy are working for me. It's one of the shorter accounts of the famous RB-47 incident in 1957. In lengthier accounts there's an explanation of the exact kinds of broadcast coming from the craft. Since it was an ECM ship, it was loaded with 3 different kinds of listenin...
by paulmarch
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

. . .I can't see how the torque load of the rotating shaft for the arm can possibly generate more energy than it takes to drive the device, and I am still at a lost as to why anyone would postulate such a possibility. Because the energy into the device is not primarily electrical. The device is not...
by paulmarch
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 731099

How does the latest results compare with theory? I have to say, the implications of success on humanity are difficult to overstate. I am watching with great interest. [/quote] Per an e-mail from Dr. Woodward's July 01, 2012 weekly report we have the following from Jim on this topic: "Why would...

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