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. Nov 23, 2016 at 22:02
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    How can anyone answer this if the thing hasn't been invented yet?
    – Double AA
    Nov 23, 2016 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, 2016 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. Nov 24, 2016 at 0:42

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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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