In a news release issued by the Univeristy of Florida, a machanical and aerospace engineering associate professor has designed what he thinks may be a functional flying saucer, and not surprisingly, it’s proposed propulsion methods involve the use of magnetohydrodynamics, that is, passing electrical current or magnetism through a conductive fluid. What fluid do you suppose they might plan on using (and no, it’s not liquid mercury)?

Image courtesy of Danielle Zawoy and the University of Florida.

The liquid used in the craft’s propulsion is actually plasma, by use of a process called magnetohydrodynamics. In this way, the craft creates

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