I vaguely remember a SciFi novel from my younger days, where scientists discover "alternative" forms of power beside electromagnetism.
I do not remember the specific forms, but it was something along the lines of "electrogravity", "magnetogravity" etc. -- you get the idea. If I remember correctly, the effects of these power forms were basically psionic / magic in nature.
Unfortunately I remember very little of the actual plot, and couldn't put it into words with any coherency. Some treachery from within the group of scientists, perhaps some involvement of aliens? I cannot really remember. I just remember I enjoyed the story very much, and would like to re-read it.
The title could be "The fifth column" or similar -- then again I might be confusing two seperate novels.
I know that's not much, sorry. Anyone remembers this?