Yesterday I blogged about an intriguing experiment in entanglement involving atoms in a hot gas demonstrating entanglement (and perhaps partial entanglement) occurs at scales much larger than that of typical quantum mechanics. Well, brace yourselves, because today's article, submitted by J.H. (to whom a big thank you), is no less startling for its implications:

Scientists Create a Prototype 'Air Plasma' Engine That Works Without Fossil Fuels

Here's the crux of the technology, now done on a small scale proof-of-concept experiment:

The device compresses air and ionizes it with microwaves, generating plasma that thrusts it forward, according to research published Tuesday in the journal AIP Advances. That means planes may someday fly using just electricity and the air around them as fuel.

There's a long way to go between a proof-of-concept prototype and installing an engine in a real plane. But the prototype was able to launch a one-kilogram (2.2-pound) steel ball 24 millimeters (almost one inch) into the air. That's the same thrust, proportional to scale, as a conventional jet engine.

"Our results demonstrated that such a jet engine based on microwave air plasma can be a potentially viable alternative to the conventional fossil fuel jet engine," lead researcher and Wuhan University engineer Jau Tang said in a press release.

Now, you know me. The fact that this experiment was done at Wuhan University already sends my suspicion meter into the red zone, as does the timing of the release of news about this experiment. Given the bad press that China has faced with respect to the Fauci-Lieber-Wuhan-Baal Gates virus, I would not be a bit surprised that this "little" story might be a bit of "damage control," as if to say "See, not everything coming out of Communist China is bad."

In aid of that reading the motivation for the experiment is given as finding a technology to combat global warming:

Air travel represents a small but not insignificant portion factor of climate change. The New York Times reported in September that commercial air is responsible for 2.5 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions - though that excludes military jets.

"The motivation of our work is to help solve the global warming problems owing to humans' use of fossil fuel combustion engines to power machinery, such as cars and airplanes," Tang said in the release.

Now, I do not for a moment believe that the Communist Party of China cares one whit about global warming, greenhouses gases coming from jet aircraft, and so on. After all, air quality in China is acknowledged to be some of the worst in the world, and Chinese were wearing face masks long before Dr. Fauci (rhymes with Grouchy) came along, and not because of viruses either.

So what's the real game here, and what has my high octane speculation motor running in overdrive?

Back in the 1950s, the American physicist Thomas Townsend Brown - to mention but one person who has had this idea - took out a patent for a jet engine that would charge its exhaust with negative polarity. Place a positively charge dipole on the leading edge of an aircraft using such an engine, and one would create an ionized field around an aircraft that would contribute to lift and thrust. Some, like Dr. Thomas Vallone, has speculated that such a system is already in play in the B-2 stealth bomber. So in effect, what we're looking at here is a "generation two" model of the same basic idea, only one dispensing with the normal type of jet engine compressor, and replacing it with a microwave version which creates a plasma for thrust.

There is, however, an additional implication of this research, and that's the stealth capability itself. Here I have to digress a bit to argue why I do not think, and have never thought, that stealthy aircraft are really all that stealthy, radar absorbent materials or not. And this goes directly to the nature of radar itself. Most people misunderstand radar as a "bounce," as a reflection of a signal from a metallic surface, much like a mirror reflects light. That indeed is one model of radar and it is the one in the popular imagination. But in reality, radar is a secondary transmitter effect: stimulating a metallic surface by a beam in the microwave end of the spectrum - like radio waves - generates an electrical current in the object so irradiated. That current, in its turn, is not only resonant to the object being irradiated, but the object itself thus becomes its own broadcast antenna, beaming out a signal. This is the signal being picked up and amplified by a radar set. Thus, if one knows the resonant frequency of even a stealthy object, one can stimulate and amplify this current.

But now imagine an aircraft utilizing such a technology in its engines as outlined in this article. The aircraft will be sheathed in an electrical plasma possessing its own electrical properties. Thus, it becomes possible to imagine new methods not only of stealthiness, but also new methods of detection. Moreover, those methods might include methods of jamming the microwave signals creating the jet plasma to begin with. In other words, jamming technologies might be created that could effectively shut down such an engine.

And that's why I'm not buying the "global warming" explanation...

See you on the flip side...



  1. @ Goshawks (reply function is disfunctional for me ) Clean and Green might be better, but not neutral, make 4 X better, and double the world’s population = as per Micaber’s maxim, result misery.
    and not counting the 2 million congalese murdered for the lithium.

    1. Pierre, if you reduce it to basics, any human existence beyond a minor hunter-gatherer presence starts modifying the ecosphere. That is one of the unfortunate ‘truths’ mentioned on the Georgia Guidestones. (Not that I support the wholesale slaughter of the present population, or leaving the PTB out of the ‘culling’.)

      The human race – for better and worse – is in a mammoth (sorry) experiment to see if the population will self-regulate before another Great Extinction event occurs. And all of this under the ‘negative tinkering’ of the PTB. We may be being ‘hot-housed’ to a consciousness breakthrough, or just being played-with from above. Many possibilities.

      It would be interesting to look back from a hundred or so years in the future to see how it all shook-out. I prefer the future shown at the end of The Last Mimzy movie…

  2. “If the electricity came from windmills or solar power, there was a substantial reduction in overall pollution”
    Not if you watch and believe the movie Planet Of The Humans by Michael (Bush is Bad, Vote Obama) Moore & Co.

    1. https://arstechnica.com/features/2020/05/the-story-of-cheaper-batteries-from-smartphones-to-teslas/
      “It’s obvious that eliminating internal combustion engines from cars eliminates direct carbon emissions. But charging a car from the electric grid might still produce significant emissions indirectly if power plants use dirty fuels. Also, the process of manufacturing batteries takes energy and so could produce some carbon emissions. So is the proliferation of batteries truly good for the environment?

      BloombergNEF’s James Frith argues that the answer is clearly yes. ‘Even manufacturing a battery on some of the dirtiest grids in the world, they’re still more environmentally friendly than an internal combustion engine car,’ he told Ars in an April interview. ‘If you look at some of the greener grids out there, like France or Sweden, the environmental impact of that EV is massively lower than an internal combustion engine.'”

  3. What jumps to mind is a novel by Jules Verne Master Of The World the Albatross. The airship in the movie is The Terror from the novel Rober The Conqueror. Meanwhile on Wednesday we will be given another dog and pony show with those flying deathtraps chemical rockets.

  4. For those reading french, there is an exhaustive explanation of the MHD / EMHD engines here: http://www.ovni.ch/~kouros/emhdbo.htm

    (and indeed, this technology seems to be embedded within the B-2 stealth bomber, as described )

    As this article was written longtime ago, the technology has certainly evolved beyond these versions.

    1. Yes Dana the great airship mystery of the 1896-97. And the suspended technological development of aircraft and spacecraft for the last century. With a zombie-like fixation on gliders with motors and chemical rockets for space travel.

  5. In science fiction movies of the future everything seems driven by ion engines. Including flying cars and small space craft such as fighters and shuttles. Probably already exist somewhere. I speculate there may be a secret mercenary force with technology banned to the rest of the world’s militaries to ensure the masterminds of global enslavement don’t get taken out in a military coup. Probably have kill rfid chips already implanted in this elite force to keep them under control as well. Everything we have is just for show and for us. If you are going to wipe out most of the world’s population you must first build up all the divided nations, races, and religions with the capability to do so for you but not with the capability to oppose you successfully.

  6. There’s that atmospheric ubiquitous word: ionize.
    A key platform to many avenues including, but not limited to weaponizing “weather”.
    There’s that other immersive word: electricity; a key platform that includes, but it not limited to the electric brain/mind.
    Right away, I wonder; if “they” are prepping the ground w/the drip, drip of future space propulsion. That the drip is about to go: biblical flood ?

    So, w/this in mind, the reason “they” can release[x technologies] “now”; is because the ubiquitous “human control” factors are going to become a deadly muted, vaccine-sharp, yesteryear, yesterday point?[Yep, I can’t shake-it; it bugs the bejesus out of me],

    And there it is: Wuhan!

    Technology to fight global warming! LOL!

    Wearing facemask = One who is a unquestioning believer, not a intrepid critical thinker.
    [or, under extreme duress/Medical Stasi agents]

    recently I’ve been reading some action thrillers that employ EMP technologies in the climax to overwhelm the enemy w/analogue technologies. Their 20 Worst Centuries tech becoming a muted sharply blunted dead point.

    Not only Countdown To Shutdown.
    but now…
    Countdown To Shot-Down.

    1. Oh, and one can publish here at a nominal fee of $1500. It not peer reviewed and looks like anyone can..plus API has it’s stamp of approval.

  7. First, thank you Doc, for the deeper explanation of radar, it filled some gaps in my layman’s understanding.

    On the point about it coming out of Wuhan, and it being a bit of ‘damage control’ for the CCP seems to me to be a minor added ‘layer’…not untrue, but a post hoc public relations move.

    The thought that interrupted my reading (sometimes I’d swear my muse reads along, looking over my shoulder, and on rare occasions taps me on the head and says “stop!…listen!”…) was this, what if the ‘nasty strain’ released in Wuhan was a move by the breakaway cabal to halt the progress of China’s advances in space tech? Shut them down before they spoil our little party?
    …maybe that little moon rover sent back some mind blowing images that lead to a new awareness, that in turn caused a new path to open for more rapid advancements ( like this engine) that would undoubtedly lead to the breakaway/cabal’s cover being totally blown, forcing them into a ‘damn the collateral damage…release the flying monkeys (germs)”. I know, it’s a ‘end of the twig’ thought but then again we know how much they care about us common folk, don’t we.

    1. Re: “what if the ‘nasty strain’ released in Wuhan was a move by the breakaway cabal to halt the progress of China’s advances in space tech? Shut them down before they spoil our little party?”

      My thoughts exactly!

  8. On the “global warming” explanation, it is important to view any energy/pollution savings on a ‘life-cycle’ level. For instance, concerning battery-powered cars, it was found that where you got the electricity mattered. If the electricity came from windmills or solar power, there was a substantial reduction in overall pollution. However, if the electricity came from coal or oil power-plants, there was only a minor reduction in overall pollution.

    Similarly, “compressing air and ionizing it with microwaves, generating plasma that thrusts it forward” is a very energy-intense process. Where the electricity originally came from likely determines whether there is a “global warming” advantage. And China is building coal-powered power-plants at a great rate:

    (On whether an ‘Air Plasma’ Engine will replace conventional turbine engines, that will come down to economics. Airlines will tote-up all the costs and compare the two types. “Global warming” advantages will probably not be a major factor…)

    1. The craft could have portions of itself be collectors of static electricity and radio signals that charge ultra-super capacitors which have almost as much storage capacity as batteries nowadays. Dual carbon batteries and capacitors are amazing things with today’s nano tech. What is harp and other transmitters really powering? And are they even necessary with today’s nano tech?

      1. Dryer and colder the air is, the better static collectors work. Perhaps why the deserts at night, arctic regions, and extremely high altitudes are such interesting places.

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