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Old October 27 2012, 07:22 PM   #12
publiusr
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Re: Impluse Engines to be a reality by 2030?

Ion drive is what they used in Spock's Brain. Problem is, the impulse is actually better than ion power, so I am going to say that Scotty's mention was of I.O.N. power--with that being an abbreviation of something.

In real life, ion power is good for slowly building speed. Not useful for lifting off surfaces.
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