Removed the following nit per MA:NIT:
On the Nomad schematic displayed by the Enterprise's computer, the word "magnetohydrodynamic" is misspelled; the "r" is missing.--31dot 10:22, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
- If the only source we have for this term is the schematic, and the schematic says "magnetohydodynamic", shouldn't the page be at Magnetohydodynamic vernier-pulse?– Cleanse 06:23, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
- Yup, which makes more sense as then it would be a made up term, as opposed to a term about underwater propulsion. --OuroborosCobra talk 07:13, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
- No, it means water. Hydrodynamics is the study of fluid in motion, not hydrogen. Magnetohydrodynamic propulsion is a method of propulsion for seagoing vessels. The "hydro" root does not mean hydrogen in all (or even most) cases, flat out. Hydrology is the study of water, not hydrogen. --OuroborosCobra talk 09:02, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
- Since it was, in the end, meaningless technobabble, I removed the following speculation:
- Judging from the name and the probe's mission, this device was presumably utilized for making precise measurements of magnetohydrodynamic activity, the study of electromagnetism through fluids, in determining the existence of life.
- It is also possible that it describes the propulsion system of Nomad. magnetohydrodynamic propulsion creates its propulsive effects from the Lorentz force resulting from plasma flowing through an accelerator. Interestingly, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual describes the 24th century impulse engine as basically being a magnetohydrodynamic drive with an added driver coil for reducing the apparent mass.
- – Cleanse 01:25, 30 June 2009 (UTC)