On Reddit's Futurology area, JordanLeDoux explains what the EmDrive and Cannae Drive are, how they differ, and the controversy they are causing in the science community — a great read.
Following the positive results last year and early this year, Eagleworks have been able to dedicate more and better hardware to the experiment. They plan to conduct the experiment with more controls at higher power this year, and when they are able to achieve results higher than 100 micronewtons for either device, they plan on having the test replicated at the Glenn Research Center, the Jet Propulsion Lab, and John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.
If the experiment for either or both devices is replicated at higher power, and again at the other labs, it is likely that the physics community will work very hard to try and invalidate the experiments as there is little explanation for the results. This is good. This is science. You don't do science by proving correct things, you do science by disproving wrong things.
|"Every defunct satellite left in orbit is a risk."|
|There Could Be As Many As 100 Habitable Planets Within 30 Light-Years from Earth|
|Escape the Earth|
|Just How Ridiculously Huge the Universe Is|
|"It’s sort of an astronomical fossil."|
|“Long live the instant gratification economy—and the increasingly sophisticated technology that’s enabling it.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“The robot age is nothing to be worried about.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“The prospects and future of AI.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|Gira Lab Universal Timer|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture.”|
|“Authoritarianism depends upon people getting used to hearing the things that they want to hear.”|
|“When people think you are crazy, that’s nice, because it allows you to think differently.”|