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The Universe - Science Fiction. Science Fact
« on: February 11, 2013, 01:28:00 AM »
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Warp speed, transporters, wormholes and lasers-
-they are all staples of science fiction books, movies, and TV shows. But the fantastic world of tomorrow is quickly becoming the futuristic world of today. While you may not be "beaming" to your next appointment any time soon, researchers are preparing for the first tests of a present-day "transporter."

And while scientists have long mocked Hollywood's visions of warp speed and faster-than-light travel as prohibited by Einstein's laws, a new generation of physicists continues to rewrite the fundamental rules of the universe. Is there a way around the cosmic speed limit?

Maybe... as long as you're prepared to survive a journey through the ultra-high energies of one of the most violent places in the cosmos--the heart of a twisting, swirling vortex that leads either to strange, new worlds... or certain death.

Wave of the future, dudes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD93Bt5bPaE


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Re: The Universe - Science Fiction. Science Fact
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 08:48:23 AM »
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And while scientists have long mocked Hollywood's visions of warp speed and faster-than-light travel as prohibited by Einstein's laws, a new generation of physicists continues to rewrite the fundamental rules of the universe. Is there a way around the cosmic speed limit?

Maybe... as long as you're prepared to survive a journey through the ultra-high energies of one of the most violent places in the cosmos--the heart of a twisting, swirling vortex that leads either to strange, new worlds... or certain death.

Wave of the future, dudes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD93Bt5bPaE



The real word warp drive is another "possibility".
The one thing that could move faster than light is Space Time it's self.
The idea doesn't run contrary to any of Einstein's what have you.
Of course it's all still fiction because of course it's not trivial to bend space time but there is at least one guy talking about it.

http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 08:50:05 AM by BikerDude »

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Re: The Universe - Science Fiction. Science Fact
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 09:06:23 AM »
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And while scientists have long mocked Hollywood's visions of warp speed and faster-than-light travel as prohibited by Einstein's laws, a new generation of physicists continues to rewrite the fundamental rules of the universe. Is there a way around the cosmic speed limit?

Maybe... as long as you're prepared to survive a journey through the ultra-high energies of one of the most violent places in the cosmos--the heart of a twisting, swirling vortex that leads either to strange, new worlds... or certain death.

Wave of the future, dudes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD93Bt5bPaE



The real word warp drive is another "possibility".
The one thing that could move faster than light is Space Time it's self.
The idea doesn't run contrary to any of Einstein's what have you.
Of course it's all still fiction because of course it's not trivial to bend space time but there is at least one guy talking about it.

http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive


Fabulous stuff, mang! Good find, BD.

And I'm wondering if the Dude has done that? 8) .........


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Re: The Universe - Science Fiction. Science Fact
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 09:17:07 AM »
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And while scientists have long mocked Hollywood's visions of warp speed and faster-than-light travel as prohibited by Einstein's laws, a new generation of physicists continues to rewrite the fundamental rules of the universe. Is there a way around the cosmic speed limit?

Maybe... as long as you're prepared to survive a journey through the ultra-high energies of one of the most violent places in the cosmos--the heart of a twisting, swirling vortex that leads either to strange, new worlds... or certain death.

Wave of the future, dudes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD93Bt5bPaE



The real word warp drive is another "possibility".
The one thing that could move faster than light is Space Time it's self.
The idea doesn't run contrary to any of Einstein's what have you.
Of course it's all still fiction because of course it's not trivial to bend space time but there is at least one guy talking about it.

http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive


Fabulous stuff, mang! Good find, BD.

And I'm wondering if the Dude has done that? 8) .........



I've always argued that it was pie in the sky stuff.
But reading that there "MIGHT" be a way to reduce the amount of energy necessary does peak the interest a bit.
Einstein proved that the mass of the sun bends space time in his famous prediction. Which was famously confirmed by multiple telescopes around the world.
The idea is that, given that fact, what if the sun instantaneously wasn't there would the earth and planets and everything else in the sun's orbit IMMEDIATELY begin to spin off into space or would the change in the force of gravity propagate outward at the speed of light? Consensus is that the effect would be immediate and that space time would "right it's self" faster than the speed of light. Gravity being the bending of space/time with energy (which is of course equivalent to mass). That would make space/time it's self capable of exceeding the speed of light. So theoretically you could sort of surf on a wave that comes from "warping" space time.
Of course it's not trivial thing to generate energy equivalent to the mass of the sun. That's always been a bit of a sticking point to say the least.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 10:13:31 AM by BikerDude »

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