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[–] Viropher 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

I love new EMDrive news. We should be researching the living shit out of it until either its proven to be an error,or gives up its mystical secrets,so it can be made better,more efficient.

The implications of this working are unimaginable.

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[–] The_Cat 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

That's basically what we're doing. And consistently, the results come up as "Well, we can't entirely rule out it's measurement error, but we're not quite sure it works either."

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[–] Viropher 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

We also dont know why it works if it does,so we cant make a better one until we understand more. The person that stumbles upon the magic improvement(if there is one) will be richer than the guy who stumbled upon vulcanization of rubber.Knowing how fate generally rhymes,the supposed leap-forward will be something stupid,like filling the cavity with neon,or making the cavity a lopsided loop rather than a cone.

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[–] Ifaptocomments 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

We should be researching the living shit out of it until either its proven to be an error,or gives up its mystical secrets,so it can be made better,more efficient.

That costs money. If I remember there are 2 or 3 independent groups working on this. To fund another entirely independent group would cost ~5 million dollars and take ~10 years for them to get up to speed. You also have the problem that there are only so many places with equipment sensitive enough to test the EMdrive and building more of those is hard and costs money too. Finally, who else knows enough to do the research? The three groups I mentioned might be able to take one-two new students, train them and make them useful every year at best. Research is slow, we all have to just accept that.