Would the EmDrive be muktzeh on Shabbos.


  • It would depend how the radiation is created and what the electricity does. Also light and heat (even if it is an unwanted byproduct) might be produced and considered like aish. – sabbahillel Nov 23 '16 at 22:02
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    How can anyone answer this if the thing hasn't been invented yet? – Double AA Nov 23 '16 at 22:08
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    therefore most scientists believe the EmDrive to be impossible. Many physicists have labeled the EmDrive as "pseudoscience. – user6591 Nov 24 '16 at 0:10
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    Could you edit in a brief description of what it is, instead of relying on a link? Thanks. – Monica Cellio Nov 24 '16 at 0:42

Yes. Such a device would necessarily be an extremely sensitive (and probably costly) instrument (the slightest misalignment of its parts renders it useless), and would therefore be muktzeh mechamas chisaron kis.

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