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    crewdrive

    By Corey S. Powell
    .......................Physicist John Baez has another, more colorful word to describe the spate of recent reports about a breakthrough space engine that produces thrust without any propellant. The word starts with “bull–.” I won’t finish it, this being a family-friendly web site and all. Baez himself has softened his tone and now calls it “baloney,” though his sentiment remains the same: The laws of physics remain intact, and the “impossible” space drive is, as far as anyone can tell, actually impossible.

    The story begins several years back with a British inventor named Roger Shawyer and his EmDrive, a prototype rocket engine which he claimed generated thrust by bouncing microwaves around in an enclosed metal funnel. Since no mass or energy emerged from the engine, Shawyer’s claim was another way of saying that he’d found a way to violate the conservation of momentum. In Baez’s words, “this is about as plausible as powering a spaceship by having the crew push on it from the inside.” Shawyer argued that he was exploiting a loophole within general relativity. Baez calls his explanation “mumbo jumbo.”.....................


    I reckon that crewdrive iz possible. U hav a flyingsaucer in deep outerspace with crew near an edge. The crew push on the inside. The saucer goze one way they the other. They hit the opposit side & stick to it, the saucer stops. The saucer haz mooved a small distance.

    Same saucer but spinning. When the crew stick to the other side they soon kumround to where they were. And they push again. The saucer goze one way again, they hit the opposit side again. Etc etc etc. Now we are getting somewhere.

    This propulsion method woz first described by Crowded House in their song Now We're Getting Somewhere.
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    Never used to be that bad
    Neither was it great
    Somewhere in the middle than
    Content and much too safe
    Oh, tell me please, why it takes so long
    To realize when there's something wrong?

    Well, lay me out with your heart
    Now we're gettin' somewhere
    Push me back to the start
    Now we're gettin' someplace
    Take me out, let me breathe
    Now we're gettin' somewhere
    When I'm with you, I don't care
    Where it is I'm falling

    There's money in the Bible belt
    Hugs for daddy too
    Three wishes for eternity
    We've got some work to do
    Oh, tell me please, why it takes so long?
    I believe there is something wrong

    Well, lay me out with your heart
    Now we're gettin' somewhere
    Push me back to the start
    Now we're gettin' someplace
    Take me out let me breathe
    Now we're gettin' somewhere
    When I'm with you I don't care
    Where it is I'm falling, oh oh

    Oh, tell me please, tell me what went wrong?
    'Cos I believe there is something wrong

    Whoa, lay me out
    Now we're gettin' somewhere
    Push me back
    Now we're gettin' somewhere
    Take me out let me breathe
    Now we're gettin' somewhere
    When I'm with you I don't care
    Where it is I'm falling
    Oh

    Oh, when you took me to your room
    I swear I said, "Surrender"
    Oh, when you opened up your mouth
    I saw the words fall out
    Ah well, nothing much has changed
    I swear, I'll surrender
    And there is pain in my heart
    We can choose what we choose to believe

    Read more: Crowded House - Now We're Getting Somewhere Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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