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Re: starship-design: ZPF=inertia=gravity
In a message dated 6/25/97 10:56:40 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin
"Tex" Houston) wrote:
>Hey, I just stumbled across this site, and it shows a promising lead in
>the developement of "inertialess drives" (acceleration without the
>resistance). "Reactionless drives", (inertia without acceleration) and
>The basic thrust, is that all inertia/gravity is simply an EM
>interaction between charged particles (at the quark level) and the ZPF
>(Zero Point Field). If so, this might give us a way to control the
>inertial mass of an object with an EM field.
>Impulse engines anyone??
>Such control would allow spaceships to make 90 degree turns at 90% light
>speed, and not disappear into a fine cloud of vapor. It could also give
>you something to "push" against. The fact that it is connected with the
>ZPF is astounding.
>Kevin "Tex" Houston
Interesting artical. (Thou not the easiest to read.) The fact it would
integrate quantum and classic phisics in a way nothing else has sounds
promising. But who knows.
The authors didn't speculate on any ways to manipulate this unified
mass/energy/space effect, but any manipulation could have stagering effects
for star travel. If you could damp out the inertia of a ship and its fuel,
but restore them as the fuels entering the engines. You could drive a
starship to high sublight speed with very little thrust. In theory even with
normal chemical engines. That would certainly change all our arguments about
Then again. Proving that these phenomino are related does mean they can be
manipulated in a usable way.