Science Nation - Acrobatic Robots

submitted by: nsf
Dennis Hong is living his dreams ... literally ... in a lab filled with wacky robots "When I was seven years old, I watched the film 'Star Wars' for the very first time. It just completely blew my mind. All the robots and spaceships," recalls Dennis Hong. You never know where you will find inspiration! For Hong, a mechanical engineer, it was there, on the silver screen. For more Science Nation, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Phase-shift Plasma Turbine - Interplanetary Spaceflight

submitted by: MFerreiraJr
The Phase-shift Turbine consists of a set of concentric coils, axially rotated from each other, and feed by phased RF sources, producing radial and longitudinal sequences, which results in helical moving force, ionizing intake gas/particle/ion, generating continuous unidirectional thrust. It was designed in order to operate in atmospheric environments, mainly during takeoff, and in space to reuse exhaust gases from chemical rockets to booster the overall ISP, enhancing utilization of both...

Relativistic Phase Displacement Space Drive - Warping Space Time with Phased Standing Waves

submitted by: MFerreiraJr

It is a brief explanation about a relativistic space propulsion system which uses a lattice/matrix of Phase Displacement Space Drives, producing crisscrossing pattern of Phased Standing Waves, to generate a sequence of spinning waves for causing a FTL moving force, in order to warp spacetime, enabling fast interstellar travel in an energy-efficient way.

Phase Displacement Space Drive - Interstellar Propulsion

submitted by: MFerreiraJr

It is a brief explanation about an innovative space propulsion system having two EM emitter, phased 0° 90°, and spaced quarter wavelength apart (nλ+ λ/4), creating attraction (contra-phase 180°) and repulsion (in-phase 0°), in order to produce net thrust force in an energy-efficient way, enabling fast interstellar travel.

Science Digest Episode 3 - Astronomy Lady

submitted by: galileoplayers

Quirky Science Digest Host Mathew Arden interviews Astronomer Rhoda Hartleib.

Galileo Players latest episode was written by Galileo founder and new SNL writer, Tom Flanigan and features Galileo founder and Second City's own Matt Hovde and Broadway & film star and Second City alum Jackie Hoffman. Enjoy!