What Were You Doing At 19 Years Old?

I know what I was doing, and it wasn't pretty (pumping gas after flunking out of Glasgow University's Electronic Engineering program) - but Aisha Mustapha is breaking all kinds of stereotypes in one fell swoop: she is a physics student at an Egyptian university. She has also come up with a better propulsion system for spacecraft:
Mustafa said the invention generates energy for space vehicles from electric energy formed by Casimir-polder force, which occurs between separate surfaces and objects in a vacuum and by the zero-point energy considered as the lowest state of energy.
Ummm, yeah, sure - what she said.

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