04 febbraio 2009

Frontiers of Propulsion Science

Si tratta di un nuovo libro di 739 pagine curato da  Marc G. Millis, NASA Glenn Research Center [Marc ha guidato il NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts - NIAC] e Eric W. Davis, Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin.

Si occupa delle scoperte, delle teorie e dei progressi fatti nei sistemi di propulsione possibili per navi spaziali.

  Sommario del libro

* Recent History of Breakthrough Propulsion Studies
* Limits of Interstellar Flight Technology
* Prerequisites for Space Drive Science
* Review of Gravity Control Within Newtonian and General Relativistic Physics
* Gravitational Experiments with Superconductors: History and Lessons
* Nonviable Mechanical “Antigravity” Devices
* Null Findings of Yamashita Electrogravitational Patent
* Force Characterization of Asymmetrical Capacitor Thrusters in Air
* Experimental Findings of Asymmetrical Capacitor Thruster for Various Gasses and Pressures
* Propulsive Implications of Photon Momentum in Media
* Experimental Results of the Woodward Effect on a Micro-Newton Thrust Balance
Thrusting Against the Quantum Vacuum
* Inertial Mass from Stochastic Electrodynamics
* Relativistic Limits of Spaceflight
* Faster-than-Light Approaches in General Relativity
* Faster-than-Light Implications of Quantum Entanglement and Nonlocality
* Comparative Space Power Baselines
* On Extracting Energy from the Quantum Vacuum
* Investigating Sonoluminescence as a Means of Energy Harvesting
* Null Tests of “Free-Energy” Claims
* General Relativity Computational Tools and Conventions for Propulsion
* Prioritizing Pioneering Research

 

Next Big Future: Frontiers of Propulsion Science

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