FEMALE INTERVIEWER MALE INTERVIEWER AISHA
viewers, let us begin our day with optimism and hope. Optimism and Hope, and in
our previous segment if you were watching, we had been discussing Educational renaissance,
and investing in Education and in future generations
change, science also changes, and there are scientific revolutions too.
Today, we have an
example, an example which makes every Egyptian household proud to see.
Her name: Aisha Mustafa.
Aisha?s 19. Basic talk, 19 years, some would say still a student? That is true,
she is still a student. She?s a sophomore in the faculty of Science, Physics
Major, Suhag University. Witness the combination.
Aisha was able to
make a brand new scientific discovery. What is that discovery? Of course,
she?ll talk about it more in details, but she invented a device, which provides
fuel for space crafts, that run on chemical reactions.
complicated? She is only 19, and she has made that discovery
Let?s find out more
from Aisha. Good Morning!
-How are you doing?
-Fine, thanks God.
-Talk to us more about your discovery?
– The discovery is basically a device, or a new methodology that
generates an electric current in space crafts. Astronomy is a very important
science, and sadly Egypt has not realized its importance yet.
But the commonly used method for space crafts is chemical reactions
through a Nuclear Reactor
A Nuclear reactor has a lot of problem, namely expenses and the fact
that it slows down space crafts. And increases the amount of chemical waste.
-Aisha, we are not
experts, so the viewers and I need to understand slowly
-And afterwards, I will ask why you think Egypt is not concerned with
such an area?
-The fuel used now
in space, is through Nuclear reactors?
-And now you?ve
discovered something OTHER than nuclear reactions, which is capable of giving a
space ship some sort of fuel? A different kind?
-Please explain the
comparison between what?s currently happening, and what you found.
-Currently, Nuclear Reactors are being used. Nuclear Reactors have
plenty of disadvantages, like the expense, the chemical waste, and the
decreased speed. But the new way involves energy that exists in space, which is
fills every corner of the universe. That energy is called ?Zero Point Energy?,
of course I wo-
-What?s it called?
-Zero Point Energy.
I won?t go into much scientific details, to simplify the idea for the
audience. But this energy has a force
attributed to it, called The Casimir force (Casimir effect?)
-What?s it called, Aisha?
This force results in the formation of electromagnetic fields, and
from here you utilize those electromagnetic fields to generate an electric
current that feeds the electric system in the space crafts
-by using the device you?re talking about?
-Okay, how do you attain this ?energy?, and utilize it for use in the
-This energy that?s abundant in space is harnessed by using plates of
reflective material, between which the electromagnetic fields reflect, and
therefore I harness-
-Where are these plates mounted? I just want you to go slow, take a
-I know faculty of science needs speed, but take a breath. Alright, so
now this energy is harnessed by the device you?re describing, by using
reflective plates. Where are these plates mounted?
-It resembles a solar cell, thusly the electromagnetic fields are
reflected, and we convert those fields into electric current, using the Farady
induction theory. This theory allows me to convert electromagnetic fields into
-Pardon me, but we,
as a country, are not very involved with space. We?ve never launched a rocket,
or reached space or anything of that kind. And we have the United States, the
Soviet Union and other developed countries: How have they not reached and
discovered what you did? I mean, how did you reach this information or this
scientific fact, and they haven?t? or haven?t considered it even?
-I first read about the Casimir force on the internet, of course, and
I started thinking how could anyone utilize this energy? Anyone could read up
on the Casimir force-
-I?m sorry, Aisha, but are the clips on screen related to the device
-It?s a dissection and explanation of a space craft, yes
-Would it be beneficial for the part where you talk about harnessing
the universal energy, and utilizing it to provide fuel?
-The methodology they are following now is the most novel. And as to
how they haven?t discovered my method, It is really easy for anyone to read up
on it, but it comes down to using this information, and relating it to
something else. I related astronomy and space sciences with Electrical sciences,
Casimir Force with the Farady induction. The advantage is relating information
to one another.
-Well, I believe
that any new invention or idea needs plenty of experimentation until it proves
its value or that it could be useful. How are you going to conduct your
-In truth, in our university we do not have an Astronomy section,
-This is what I
know as well, I think it?s the case in all of Egypt; Astronomy sections are
easily counted on fingers of one hand!
-Have you not started along the path rumored? That you went to
register your idea and acquire a patent, and see if the Patent authorities or
office would guide you to some of the senior scientists in the country that
would invest in such an area of study, or at least are financially capable to
fund it. Have you started down that path yet?
-Well, thanks God, I already registered it in the Academy of
Scientific Research, but the aspect of practical execution has not been reached
-Did they require anything of you? A document, something practical, a
-They have started with sending questions-
-Oh, you are still at the very beginning, then, you have not received
the patent yet?
-Okay, so from what I see in front of me, I see that Environmental
Compatibility is very essential to you, that this device does not exude any
radiation harmful to humans or the environment. Were you actually able to achieve
this? or this equation?
-Precisely. The nuclear reactor exudes chemical waste, but using the
Casimir force, the chemical waste is decreased, and it is not as harmful as the
-Okay, we all know
-Will she go?
-I mean, yeah. if
you do receive the patent, and the Academy for Scientific research starts correspondence,
I just want to go back to the point of HOW? How will you carry out the trials
for this device? How will we start to put together and manufacture this device?
-Well, here in Egypt, ,there is the Centre for Space Consultancy , and
I am hoping to carry out the idea practically there, or an astronomy section in
any university in Egypt, to start experimentations.
-You?re still a
-What did you professors think when you first started talking about
-Well, I first spoke to space specialists, and they said that the idea
was sound theoretically, but of course the practical side needs experimentations
and it needs furthering.
-Aisha we are very
proud of you, and God willing, we would see your name in the Newspapers very
soon as an Egyptian envoy to NASA, and hear that the invention being
manufactured was developed by the hands of an Egyptian girl, who invented it
when she was sophomore.
We wish you the
best of luck,
-Congratulations prematurely, and see you in wellness.