Something is up in the military...https://www.extremetech.com/extreme...-compact-fusion-reactor-but-will-it-work
Two items worth mentioning in the article:
1) Fusion reactor
2) A friction removing device using an "energy vacuum." Of note, this device requires a "room temperature superconductor."
Both were patents filed by the U.S. Navy and supported by superiors within the organisation.
Granted, I know
both of the above are impossible with our current level of technology. We've never achieved net-neutral fusion, and to obtain net-positive fusion with ignition is quite far-fetched. We still rely on tokomak designs which, to date, have never succeeded. So what do we do? Keep making tokomaks. If the previous ones didn't work, a bigger one most certainly will!
But that's just what ITER is trying to do. And now, someone in the Navy, has filed a patent going far beyond what ITER could ever dream of...Huge
dose of skepticism here.
And the friction device... Well that was
patented, yet requires technology that does not exist. Makes me wonder, ever so slightly. Perhaps... maybe?