…maybe not…

I wrote a post several years ago now while researching Magneto Hydro Dynamic levitation technology for my books (e.g. the Sky Whale from Book Three):

Declassified 1950s Flying Saucer vs WEAV the 2010s update

I was recently reminded of the concept again reading this New York Times article from a few days ago:

“The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.”

It certainly sounds like the pilots could be describing something based on WEAV

(also: Solid State Aircraft)

DNA Malware compromising DNA sequencing machines actually have a short story in the works about this concept-

 Malware encoded in the genome of a biological virus gets sequenced by a surgery’s diagnosis machine. The malware hacks the diagnosis sequencer, installing a computer virus, which compromises all the DNA synthesis machines it can find on the network. These start printing and churning out copies of the virus, infecting more humans who seek medical help. The infection spreads through two vectors: person to person and digitally. Every infected patient, sequenced by a susceptible diagnosis machine, creates more compromised nodes in the growing botnet… the plague spreads, its dual-mode allowing it to jump all quarantine measures and airgaps thrown up to halt it… nasty.

Forget Software—Hackers Are Exploiting Physics

Dumb humans are discovering these exquisite exploits in the machines we have made.

I wonder how long it will take for our machines to find the exploits in their makers…
The Wikipedia has more:

(And by the way, Row Hammer would be an awesome name for a rock band!!)