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    NASA Reveals Latest Warp-Drive Ship Designs

    NASA Reveals Latest Warp-Drive Ship Designs

    06/11/2014
    Justine Alford
    IFL Science
    http://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa...e-ship-designs





    Look at the picture above. Nope, it’s not a snapshot of a Star Wars scene, or any other sci-fi movie. It’s what you get if you combine a NASA physicist working on achieving faster-than-light travel with a 3D artist, and the result is freaking AWESOME. And yes, you heard correctly, there are scientists working on faster-than-light travel, and this is what the ship could look like in the future.

    You might be thinking to yourself right now “Faster-than-light travel? But Einstein!” Yes, according to Einstein’s theory of relativity, nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. But scientists are looking for ways to get around this, and a team based at NASA Eagleworks, led by Dr Harold “Sonny” White, have been working on just that. They discovered a loophole that could theoretically allow faster-than-light travel without breaking the laws of physics. How? Warp drive, of course!

    If a spaceship could be designed in such a way that it created a warp bubble, then the space in front of the ship would be compressed and the space behind would expand. This would result in space-time moving around the object, repositioning the ship without it actually moving.

    “Remember, nothing locally exceeds the speed of light, but space can expand and contract at any speed,” White told io9.

    So of course, White’s new design incorporates these ideas and involves “a sleek ship nestled at the center of two enormous rings, which create the warp bubble,” 3D artist Mark Rademaker explained to io9. You can check out some more of Rademaker and White's ship design here.

    Think this sounds a little too futuristic? According to a report by Gizmodo, White’s team has been using a test instrument called a White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer in order to try and generate and detect microscopic instances of warp bubbles. If they can achieve this, then who knows how quickly the technology could advance. “Perhaps a ‘Star Trek’ experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility” says White.

    If you’d like to find out more, watch this clip below from 41:54 to see White discussing the design: http://youtu.be/9M8yht_ofHc


    BTW, Here's a bigger pic of the concept design:



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    Matter iz made of photons, ie light.
    Gravity travels faster than light. Nuthun else duzz.
    The fastest things kan go iz the speed of the aether plus the speed of light.
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    That isn't a design. It's an artist's conception.

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    The theory iz solid. Say for instance that the speed limit tween your office and home iz 50mph. NASAA kood eezyly make a car that shrank the city so that 50mph got u home in say half the time.
    A cheaper model would bend time only, so that u thort u got home in half the time. This might add say $1 to the cost of the car, mainly for a clock that ticked at half the speed. Possible in theory, but NASAA admits that it would allso need drugs that slow the brain by half.

    NASAA iz skeptikal re recent Russian claims that such brain slowing haz been achieved in Russian mice by inserting circuitry that temporaryly divided the mouse tickerthalamus into two halves with the press of a button. One mouse lived twice az long, and yet needed only half the Russian cheese eech day. NASAA sayd that this merely shows that 50% of cheese in the universe iz Dark Cheese, this iz an outkum of Rodentstein's Special Theory. NASAA hav recently installed the world's biggest mouse-trap 1km underground, and hope to find evidence of Dark Cheese from the Milky Whey.
    mac.
    Last edited by cushioncrawler; 06-22-2014 at 08:13 PM.

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