In August of 1998 Paul LaViolette was hired by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to work as an examiner of MRI patents. Some months later, Tom Valone, a friend of his who also worked at the patent office began planning a conference on new energy technology that was to be held in Washington at the Department of Commerce auditorium. He created a posting on his website advertising the conference and LaViolette put a link to the posting on his own website.
In 2009 the German scientist Martin Grusenick conducted an interferometer experiment that proves the existence of an ether and that indicates the presence of an ether wind oriented vertical to the Earth's surface. He constructed an interferometer similar to that used by Michaelson-Morley and found
In August we carried out a helium test on version II and III of the Nassikas thruster at SuperPower Corp. in Schenectady, NY. We fixed the coil in a liquid helium dewar with its axis pointed in a horizontal direction. The dewar in turn was suspended from a ceiling beam so that it could move from side to side. Any side deflection of the dewar, due to any internally developed force, would have been measured on an electronic scale which was in mechanical contact with the wall of the dewar.