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Boeing patents laser-powered fusion-fission jet engine (that’s truly impossible)

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Assume the brace position: Boeing has received a patent for, I kid you not, a laser-powered fusion-fission jet propulsion system. Boeing envisions that this system could replace both rocket and turbofan engines, powering everything from spacecraft to missiles to airplanes. (arstechnica.com) Más...

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btweston
btweston 3
Now can I please get some sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads?
RECOR10
RECOR10 1
Sharknado - not as impossible as we think? Was it Spaceballs with Improbability drive or what that Douglas Adams?
eater1952
Kent Thompson 1
I don't think so.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
While we watch the magician's left hand waving here, what is the right hand doing?
Then again, maybe it's a satire on the US Patent office
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RECOR10
RECOR10 1
We do however have to take into consideration one possibility. There once was a day when the earth was flat and another when the sun traveled around us...
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
In the 1970's, I saw a sign in the Physics Department that read: "The laws of physics are absolute. What makes you think we know them".

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