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August 6, 2014

#1404: Quantum Vacuum Virtual Plasma

Quantum Vacuum Virtual Plasma

[[Two figures are walking along, chatting.]]

Figure: Hear about that “impossible” microwave thruster?

[[The figures stop walking and look at each other.]]

Woman: Yeah. Let me get this straight - they pumped 20 kilowatts into a box under ambient conditions… and it only twitched a little?

Figure: Yeah.

[[The figures continue walking. We see them in silhouette.]]

Woman: That’s surprising. If you umped 20 kilowatts into me, I’d twitch a lot.

Figure: But you’re not pushing on the quantum vacuum.

Woman: I might be. I do a lot of things.

Figure: I guess we can’t be sure.