Actually I would keep finding that much of the technobabble on Startrek was actual science unlike this.
Anytime I hear of something like this it always reminds me of the dangers of DHMO and the movement to have it banned. You really need to check out this website and how just scary allowing the production DHMO is. Everyone need to call and email congress to get DHMO banned now.
Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division - dihydrogen monoxide info