Biefeld-Brown Electrogravity Theory- A hoax or something else?

  1. Hi friends
    I am an undergraduate student in the field of Aerospace
    Few days back in class we had a general discussion hour on certain topics during which the idea of antigravity vehicles came up and certain fellow students quoted the example of the Biefeld-Brown electrogravity theory. Though i did read few articles on the net but i was not convinced about its practicability as it was seen very few progress was made into this field.
    so it is just a casual question of
    Whether this theory is actually correct in its practical approach or is it just a field that lacks proofs?
    Reply
    TIA

    p.s replies form professors/physicists are expected and if certain links/papers establishing its validity are made accessible to me, it would be highly appreciated
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. This wiki has loads of links at the bottom.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrogravitics

    You might want to look up Heim theory as well, which is another theory that became recognised in the 50's.

    It's all hypothesis at the moment as far as I can tell, with no practical empirical data.
     
  4. What Brown probably stumbled upon is just a device that produced a reaction force by accelerating ions using high voltage. There is a black and white video footage somewhere showing Brown's craft made from aluminium foil levitating in mid-air. I guess at the time they thought it had something to with electro-gravity, and classified it not sure.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionocraft
     
  5. Ivan Seeking

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    This is no more an anti-gravity system than is a helicopter or a bird.

    When I use Google Scholar to search "Biefeld-Brown electrogravity" I get a total of 8 hits, none of which are legitimate scientific references and the fewest I've ever seen for a search like this.
    http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Biefeld-Brown+electrogravity&hl=en&lr=

    In my book, that makes it complete nonsense. If anyone has additional information, please feel free to send by PM and I will take a look.

    As for Heim, his work wasn't released until he died in 2001. It has not been published less [allegedly] one paper published in 1977.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  6. Ivan Seeking

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    http://pdf.aiaa.org/jaPreview/AIAAJ/2004/PVJA9095.pdf
    http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=406&gTable=japaper&gID=9095
     
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