I've seen reports that a 19 year old Egyptian student has invented a new space propulsion system.
For example, The Daily Mail:
- Two mirrors used to generate power using weird quantum physics
- Leapfrogs Nasa research into same subject
- 19-year-old Egyptian hopes to test her invention on future space missions
Now, for science, I do not consider The Daily Mail to be a reputable source. Googling Aisha Mustafa Space Drive brings up many hits, but none from reputable sources: fastcompany.com, inhabitat.com, digitaljournal.com. I For such a major invention, there's suspiciously little coverage in reputable news sources.
Therefore, I don't believe it. But, is there a core of truth? Does this person even exist? Or is it all one big hoax?