The Controversy of NASA’s EmDrive

Positive results that violate our laws of physics

Ella Alderson
Jan 6 · 5 min read
A concept visualization for an EmDrive powered ship. Image by Holland Space Yards in collaboration with NASA.
An illustration of the “reactionless” EmDrive. Image by Getty Images.
To explain how the EmDrive works, scientists use pilot wave theory to turn the quantum vacuum into a medium with which the drive can exchange momentum. But this is very different from the successful quantum field theory which says that you cannot use the vacuum in this way.

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Physics student. A passion for language and the mysteries of our universe, our future, and our human condition. I can be reached at ella.aldrsn@gmail.com

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Futurism articles bent on cultivating an awareness of exponential technologies while exploring the 4th industrial revolution.