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Ellen Ochoa's Warp Drive: Smoke and Mirrors

By Keith Cowing
May 6, 2015
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Ellen Ochoa's Warp Drive: Smoke and Mirrors

That NASA Warp Drive? Yeah, It’s Still Poppycock, Wired
“The reason the Eagleworks lab presents results in unrefereed conference proceedings and Internet posts, according to Eric Davis, a physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, is that no peer-reviewed journals will publish their papers. Even arXiv, the open-access pre-print server physicists default to, has reportedly turned away Eagleworks results. Why the cold shoulder? Either flawed results or flawed theory. Eagleworks’ results so far are very close to the threshold of detectionwhich is to say, barely perceptible by their machinery. That makes it more likely that their findings are a result of instrument error, and their thrust measurements don’t scale up with microwave input as you might expect. Plus, the physics and math behind each of their claims is either flawed or just…nonexistent.”
Keith’s note: Wired.com did some leg work. Yet despite all of this speculative PR NASA JSC PAO has still not said a single thing about any of this during the recent online flurry of stories about advanced propulsion research that NASA is openly funding.
Ellen Ochoa’s Warp Drive Gizmo, earlier post

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