Thursday, January 05, 2006

Behold: The Amazing Powers of the Magnetic Field

I'd have to consult with the Ranger on this one, but I'm skeptical just like Instapundit:
AN EXTRAORDINARY "hyperspace" engine that could make interstellar space travel a reality by flying into other dimensions is being investigated by the United States government.
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.

I don't know...
What I find problematic is that the "other dimensions" aren't first being investigated by the "United States Government". Those are theoretical enough on their own. And what part of government is investigating this? Should we be more outraged at this investigation than at say...Wiretapping?