Laboratory of NASA published a report confirming the operability of the «impossible» EmDrive engine
In 2001, the engineer Roger Scheuer (Roger Shawyer) demonstrated the engine, which is called the EmDrive. The engine is interesting because his very existence contradicts current scientific knowledge, and over the next 15 years, new tests of the engine each time baffled the best minds of humanity.
The principle of operation of the engine is not known. There are several theories, but so far none has been adopted as the only true. The point is that the fact that the EmDrive works, allegedly violates the law of conservation of momentum. At least, so say many scientists, although there are attempts to explain the principle of operation of the engine, according to which the law is not violated.
Anyway, recently in the Network leaked the first working version of the report NASA scientists, and then the full report was published in the renowned journal journal of Propulsion and Power. According to this report, the engine really works. Scientists tested it in a vacuum (how it is achievable on Earth) and recorded a thrust of about 1.2 mn/kW. This, of course, very little significance, but the same solar sails create less traction.
The causes of traction by scientists were not found. But they put forward a fresh hypothesis, based on the theory of wave-pilot, introduced in 1927.
In fairness it should be noted that the study was produced by scientists of NASA Eagleworks laboratory, which is fairly modest with division management.
The opponents of the existence of the EmDrive is mainly explained scientists obtained different results as the error. To dot the «i» should test the engine in space. If funding is available, this can happen in the next year. If engine performance is confirmed there, we will witness the birth of a whole new Chapter of physics, and, possibly, exploration of the Solar system. However, to explain the principle of operation of the engine still would not hurt. In fact, the existence of the EmDrive, if we take for granted that it works, once again demonstrates that mankind still really doesn’t know much about the world around him and not worth the extra time to cry about the impossibility of something just because it contradicts the existing knowledge in a particular area.