Star Trek - Warp drive being developed

Discussion in 'Physics' started by Kermit2, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Kermit2

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    Dr Harold White, a physicist at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.

    These so called “warp bubbles” could eventually allow spacecraft to at speeds that appear to exceed the speed of light...

    Dr White claims warp bubbles are theoretically possible and has now begun work to create warp bubbles for the first time in the laboratory.

    From the full story found here
     
  2. nsaspook

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    There is this little problem called needing 'negative vacuum energy' in QM and exotic matter in CM.

    http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/11/5/001/pdf/0264-9381_11_5_001.pdf

     
  3. vinnnie

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  4. bountyhunter

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    One of the things I learned a long time ago is that bizarre phenomenon that math/physics says may be theoretically possible are generally impossible in the real universe. Every time somebody says they are going to make mass go faster than the speed of light, I just go back to sleep.
     
  5. joeyd999

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    There are just a few major issues to deal with before warp drive is practical and safe.

    Here is one of them.
     
  6. BillO

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    Not at all. When my wife begins to formulate thoughts that the front yard flora exceed some imaginary altitude, I have already started the lawn mower and began to raze the offending organic life force.

    The need for peace in my existence has outpaced the propagation of EM phenomena. It is a very warped drive!
     
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