Just like CERN did it once, those guys will destroy the earth a 2nd time.
As for this. Theres no link to any paper so its all talk. Nothign wrong with talk and nothign wrong with having dreams but theres nothing there that is noteworthy or exciting in any way.
I'd go on a test flight even if it mean't a 50/50 chance of dying - Science needs Guinea pigs.. Plus it would be a huge achievement in my so far mundane pointless life
WTB first space ticket off this rock PST!
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If they can produce enough gigawatts of electromagnetic flux, it is possible to reach the speed of top quark.
Even if we master fusion (which we will rather soon) or master matter-antimatter annihilation (antimatter is the costliest material in the universe to make, by the way, several hundred billion dollars per gram), it wouldn't be enough because the only differences between those are how efficient the matter-energy-conversion is. In nuclear fission, you get less energy because less mass is turned into energy, while in fusion, about 1/4 of the mass in every reaction is turned into energy. Matter-antimatter annihilation gives a 100% energy conversion. But, as i said, this wont really be enough. You'd need to convert a planet the size of Jupiter into pure energy to generate a field strong enough to propel a ship at speed of light. Which is kind of a slow speed if we're talking about warp.
1 metric tone? :S That somehow sounds like a lie.Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Stop being such a baby. Without science, we all die horribly, guaranteed. Racial extinction, death of the sun, end of all known sentient life- all these things are guaranteed without science.
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I'll be honest if the possiblity of Warp Drive would ever become a reality, I would personally do just about anything and everything to support it, I consider myself a Star Gazer and I really have always looked up at the stars and wondered what or who might be staring back, and if maybe they want to make a new friend. Great Post!
Heard the Earth is flat and in the center of the universe and fire is magic that only the strongest wizards can conjure.
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It's nice to have an imagination, but this indignation at inconvenient realities really doesn't help.
The drive is based on the idea that spacetime itself can expand faster than the speed of light, something it seems to have done already in the early universe. If we can replicate that effect then the starship itself would be inside a bubble of normal space, with the drive warping things outside. The ship itself doesn't reach speeds anything near light speed, but instead warps space itself to reach it's destination.
I'm struggling to think of an analogy but I guess you could think of a surfer, with the board moving slowly relative to the wave but that wave moving at high speed towards the shore.
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