Ufo Tech Fusion

 

Space Age

A U.S. Navy researcher with a quasi-facetious reputation for working on “UFO-like technology” just patented a compact nuclear fusion reactor that could allegedly fit inside of a vehicle — and don’t worry, we’re going to try our hardest to unpack that for you.

Salvatore Cezar Pais, the engineer who also patented room-temperature superconductors for the Navy, was granted a patent for a small nuclear fusion reactor capable of generating anywhere from 1 billion to 1 trillion watts, according to The Drive. That’s far more powerful than any of America’s operational nuclear power plants — but it’s also not clear how much, if any, of the patent represents feasible technology.

Science Fiction

As with any bizarre tech patent, it’s hard to tell what’s really going on here — it seems unlikely that the Navy has suddenly cracked the long-elusive mystery of practical fusion reactors.

But then again, The Drive reports that Pais’ tiny reactor sailed through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office without ever being rejected. That, it’s worth noting, is unusual for his seemingly sci-fi inventions. Typically, The Drive reports, he’s had to appeal patent office rejections.

Hush-Hush

The Navy hasn’t yet commented on the new patent, which says the reactor could be used in a “space, sea, or terrestrial environment.”

It remains unclear specifically what applications, if any, the Navy expects to use such a device, should it actually someday exist. But hey, maybe someday we’ll see U.S. military flying saucers zipping across the sky.

READ MORE: Scientist Behind The Navy’s “UFO Patents” Has Now Filed One For A Compact Fusion Reactor [The Drive]
More on bizarre Navy patents: US Military Files Patent for Room-Temperature Superconductor

3 UFO Encounter videos are real

 

Close Encounters

Three U.S. military videos that show footage of “unidentified aerial phenomenon” are authentic, according to U.S. Navy statements obtained by The Black Vaulta blog dedicated to exposing government secrets.
“The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena,” Joseph Gradisher, official spokesperson for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, told The Black Vault.

Star Power

The videos first revealed to the public back in 2017 by The New York Times and To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a UFO organization co-founded by former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge.
To be clear, the new statement doesn’t mean the Navy is claiming aliens are real: “unidentified aerial phenomena” are simply just that — unidentified and unexplained; no little green men necessary.

“What The…”

One of the videos, dating back to 2004, shows a so-far unexplained object that “appeared suddenly at 80,000 feet, and then hurtled toward the sea, eventually stopping at 20,000 feet and hovering,” as The New York Times wrote in its 2017 report.
Another shows footage taken by a fighter jet in 2015 of an object that passes below at extremely high speeds. “What the […] is that thing?” one of the pilots asks in the video.

Black Box

The videos were also never meant to be seen by the public.
“The videos were never officially released to the general public by the DoD and should still be withheld,” Pentagon Spokesperson Susan Gough told The Black Vault earlier this year.

READ MORE: Video Shows U.S. Navy Run-in With UFO [Popular Mechanics]
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