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Post by GiGi on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:17 pm

If we're going to be zipping around space we're going to need some real research into what's going to make our blasted ships move.
My suggestions are to research things like grey energy, room temperature fusion, HHO (water in a gaseous state-- yes it's possible and it's being done now)...

Thanks for your help... and happy hunting.
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Re: Propulsion Systems

Post by nginferno on Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:28 am

Try anti-matter for fuel.
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Re: Propulsion Systems

Post by Rainboy on Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:51 pm

...Do you have any links to research into anti-matter? I sure don't. Razz
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Post by MMage on Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:34 pm

If we were to go into space, we would use Ion propulsion because of its very, very high fuel efficiency. It isn't as fast as other modes of transportation, but if you're going to be flying around for a long time, you can't pack a few tens of thousands of pounds of conventional fuel.

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Post by Elric58 on Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:20 pm

There are more possibilities than just ion drives. Also, once in space and up to speed, fuel consumption drops off as there is virtually nothing to slow the ship down and fuel is used almost exclusively for course corrections until you reach your destination and you need to decelerate. I'm no rocket scientist, but I think I have that right. study
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Post by dav13 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:02 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olgvrptkJks&feature=related
At 4:50 ion drive There are about 5 10 minute cuts. See also this: http://dsc.discovery.com/search/results.html?query=Mars&search.x=13&search.y=11&search=search
Now, I haven't seen all of these. Someone will have to help me.
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Ion Drive, Grey Energy (LENR, etc.) some links.

Post by dav13 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:19 pm

Gaseous water is called steam, lol

Some links to good and quick articles:
Ion Drive: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/1999/prop06apr99_2/ "Rockets powered by electric propulsion systems cannot generate enough thrust to lift their own weight."

Grey Energy (called cogeneration round these parts) http://www.allbusiness.com/energy-utilities/utilities-industry-electric-power-power/11819976-1.html

This is tl;dr : http://burtleburtle.net/bob/physics/whythere.html and this is the ridicule of sorts:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/orbo-strikes-back-perpetual-motion-machine-demonstrated/

Ion drive, courtesy Star Trek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN3mM5q49lYand a beaming Mr. Scott.

Back to cold fusion: http://www.suite101.com/content/is-cold-fusion-possible-a128551 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01E0DC1530F936A15750C0A9629C8B63 Quick easy to read newspaper articles.
The definitive article, of course, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_fusion
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Photon Drive

Post by dav13 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:31 pm




The links don't work and WOT has trouble with the site, so I just copypasted. http://spectech.bravepages.com/DSP_Article_PHOTON%20DRIVE.htm
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