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Thread: Discovery News: Flying Saucer Craft Set to Fly

  1. #1 Discovery News: Flying Saucer Craft Set to Fly 
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    June 23, 2008 -- A new wingless, saucer-shaped aircraft is scheduled to take to the skies. Just don't call it a UFO.

    Subrata Roy, a scientist at the University of Florida, calls his aircraft a "wingless electromagnetic air vehicle," or WEAV, and if it flies he says it could usher in a new age of aircraft design.

    "If this works and we are able to fly it, this will be a quantum shift in how we see flying objects," said Roy.

    The WEAV will fly based on a physical phenomena known as magnetohydrodynamics.
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    Is this possible?

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    I want to see a video of it in action before I make my opinion, but it sounds like its the same thing that has been going around the internet.

    these usually require an external array of electromagnets to work, which makes me very critical of these things ever being feasible. If the above article by discovery is talking something similar you can pretty much safely discount it.

    "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." - Mark Twain
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