It Might Not be a Hyperdrive, But It’s Efficient

March 18, 2011 at 9:18 am | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment

Wave plate.

Michigan State University researchers have developed a new type of engine that uses shock wave compression of fuels to create energy. This new development is nearly four times more efficient than combustion engines. According to, the design allows 60 percent of the fuel to be used for propulsion whereas combustion engines use only 15 percent. It also weighs much less than a combustion engine and will be able to replace the transmission, cooling system,

Wave Disk Engine

emissions, and fluids. Less weight, less bulk, more efficiency, the only question is when?

Posted By: Skuldren

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