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Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say

HOUSTON ? A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel ? a concept popularized in television's Star Trek ? may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say.

A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light. A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre; however, subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy.

Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially bringing the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science.


http://www.space.com/17628-warp-driv...aceflight.html
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Captain
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# 2
09-18-2012, 02:36 PM
one word for this......YAY! Another win for science
Commander
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# 3
09-18-2012, 02:57 PM
You mean another WIN for star trek lol
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# 4
09-18-2012, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by defcon1776 View Post
(Excerpt)

Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say

HOUSTON ? A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel ? a concept popularized in television's Star Trek ? may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say.

A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light. A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre; however, subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy.

Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially bringing the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science.


http://www.space.com/17628-warp-driv...aceflight.html
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Originally Posted by seanftd View Post
You mean another WIN for star trek lol

And that too.
Lt. Commander
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# 5
09-18-2012, 03:16 PM
Star Trek ideas FTW!
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Lt. Commander
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# 6
09-18-2012, 03:59 PM
lets see, what have we got from star trek.
Communicators = bluetooth/cellphones
Pads= ipads and tablets
The desktop laptops= well we got laptops
Tricorders= in the medical industry they are now getting tricorder like devices that scan like them, just complete awsome.
plus many more things.

What do we have from star wars.

Plastic toy light sabers?
lasers?
We do have the evil republic action going on though!
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