6.960.975 the patent granted by the US Patent Office to Boris Volfson, Indiana risk of some teeth gnashing of physicists side.
Going against the principle that an invention defying the laws of physics can not be patented (Econology note: this assumption is wrong especially in the USA where many patents on perpetual motion, the water engine or flying saucers were filed!) The US Patent Office (USPTO) has validated a system based on antigravity.
According to Robert Park of the American Physical Society, told the journal Nature, this shows that the patent experts can be fooled by the pseudo-science.
The patented device is in this case a space vehicle that is propelled by a superconducting shield that deforms the curvature of space-time and thus counteracts the effects of gravity.
This principle of antigravity imply that there is an inexhaustible source of energy and perpetual motion is possible. An animated machine such movement could operate indefinitely without additional fuel. Hope prohibited by the laws of physics. (econology note: it would have been more accurate to say "current physics." The "physics" of not so long ago claimed that the heavier than the air could not fly ...).