Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say

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    Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say
    SPACE.com ^ | 2012-09-17 | Clara Moskowitz

    Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say - Yahoo! News

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    Fascinating. Too bad we'll be long gone before anything like this comes close to realization, if it does at all.
     
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    I'm hoping they can find it before I die, but that likelyhood goes down if nasas budget keeps going down.



    NASA: Warp drive is 'plausible and worth further investigation'

    NASA: Warp drive is 'plausible and worth further investigation' | DVICE

    http://dvice.com/archives/2012/09/nasa-warp-drive.php

    Isn't warp one=speed of light? That would take 4 years to get to the closes star??? Right? Of course this is star trek physics of the warp drive.
     
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    Hey -- I'm easy.. I'll buy that. Guess you don't have to be a scientist to dream PLAUSIBLE stuff up.. Just a great Sci Fi author with some knowledge and discipline..

    Verne, Huxley, Orwell, Wells, Heinlein, Bradbury --- got a lot of stuff right. But then so did the author of Genesis.. Still can't get that phaser I bought at the Anaheim Trekky convention to work.. Even on the stun setting..
     
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    If he can get it to work...I think we should build a ship and go to mars with it. Imagine going from earth to mars in under a week. I'll tell you one thing the first man to ride is going to have to have some balls.

    The one reason for the "warp core" in star trek is to hold the energy needed. Our first warp capable ship will likely be one big energy holder.
     
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    You can buy the plans for the Enterprise Warp Drive online for $29.95.. Here's a free hint..

    [​IMG]

    Give it a go... BTW -- I think the theory goes that Warp energy is like the claim for FREE SOLAR and FREE WIND. The warp drive just provides power to wrap the ship into a transportable bubble and the space-time continuum does the rest..
     
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    One cannot travel faster than light, however since an object cannot be in more than one place at a time displacement/jump drive works without breaking the law against faster than light travel.
     
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    What are you? Some podunk sheriff with a radar gun?? :tongue:

    Haven't even taken a maiden voyage and "the man" is posting speed limits...
     
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    If Fusion is true and Warp is true. I ask how big of a fusion reactor would we need to make this work?
     
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    Probably have to be an anti-matter reactor.
     

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