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Boeing could one day build an aircraft propulsion system, powered by lasers and nuclear explosion

A team of three researchers, working at Boeing, has submitted a patent application for a laser-powered aircraft propulsion system. Although it does seem ambitious, given our current, quite limited, knowledge of nuclear fission and fusion, the company believes that this self-powered engine could one day be used to propel airplanes, spacecraft and even missiles. (more…)


Boeing’s plasma shield can potentially deflect shock waves from explosions

Cloaking devices have always belonged to realm of science fiction and even fantasy. But Boeing scientists have possibly found a practical side to the 'technology' that could shield soldiers from explosions. Envisaged like a force-field of sorts, the company's patent (already submitted to United States Patent and Trademark Office) entails a layer of heated, ionized…