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by , 18th September 2012 at 03:22 PM (316 Views)
Warp drives are cool.

To summarize for all you lazy people out there, basically this dude named Miguel Alcubierre hypothesized a warp drive that could take a vehicle to another star 10 times faster than it takes light to get there without breaking the laws of physics. It was cool and all, but it took a ridiculous amount of energy, about the mass energy of Jupiter (think E=MC2 where M is the mass of Jupiter, that's how much eneregy).

Well what this article says is that scientists have continued this research and come up with a way to do it using much less energy. They're also going to start laboratory tests where they will try to warp space-time in a controlled environment. It's very cool cool cool. Science is cool. Cool.
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Updated 18th September 2012 at 07:59 PM by TheMissingno.

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  1. GliscorMan's Avatar
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    Hooray, eddies in the space-time continuum!
  2. SharKing's Avatar
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    Whoa. This is some crazy stuff. Transcending the speed of light... that's just mind-blowing.

    Of course, I have to wonder if someone could survive a trip at that speed.
  3. RaccoonGoon's Avatar
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    A robot could. It's science.
  4. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharKing
    Whoa. This is some crazy stuff. Transcending the speed of light... that's just mind-blowing.

    Of course, I have to wonder if someone could survive a trip at that speed.
    Well from their point of view they would not be moving at all, so I'd say if a person couldn't survive the trip it would be for some reason other than the speed.
  5. Tsuness's Avatar
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    Warping space also deals with the little issue of time slowing relative to you as you approach the speed of light. You yourself doesn't move, thus time remains constant for you as with those not being warped. Handy if you want to visit somewhere distant and come back to what you left.

    Also want to say that you can thank Star Trek for his inspiration into even figuring out how to warp space.
  6. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsuness
    Warping space also deals with the little issue of time slowing relative to you as you approach the speed of light. You yourself doesn't move, thus time remains constant for you as with those not being warped. Handy if you want to visit somewhere distant and come back to what you left.

    Also want to say that you can thank Star Trek for his inspiration into even figuring out how to warp space.
    Yes, no acceleration, therefore no time dilation. It's a beautiful thing =)
  7. MegaCharr's Avatar
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    Finally,A way to were we don't burn up in a billion years from now..

    Now we just need at measurement term for when you go fatser then light like how Mach is a measurement for speed faster then sound so I guess Warp will be a measurement for speed faster then light...

    EDIT:WTF...Your link to the main Bulbapedia forum page???
  8. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    @MegamanDX; It's fixed now, but I find it kind of lulzy that no one else commented on that, meaning no one else actually tried to read the article XD
  9. MegaCharr's Avatar
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    ^^Ok i can see it now...
    OMG...Able to go up to 10 times the speed of light(from 186,202 miles per second to 1,860,200 miles per second)because simply warping space-time...

    Finally,science is finally come into the future!
  10. Abba's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=MegamanDX;bt256391]Now we just need at measurement term for when you go fatser then light like how Mach is a measurement for speed faster then sound so I guess Warp will be a measurement for speed faster then light...[/QUOTE]

    Warp factor of course. How could you have anything different?
  11. Kree's Avatar
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    Just like in teh Star Treks
  12. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    I have a friend who's studying for his Phd in high energy physics who posted about this on Facebook. Here's what he had to say:

    "I've never heard of this thing until now... from Alcubierre drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia it doesn't sound too feasible... according to that, you still have to violate the null energy condition i.e. find a local source of negative energy density. But it sounds like this guy has an experiment going so maybe he has a way to use casimir energy, or something. The fact that he is claiming to test whatever his mechanism is (with nasa money) is the only reason I thought this might be interesting..."
  13. Froakie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMissingno.
    Yes, no acceleration, therefore no time dilation. It's a beautiful thing =)
    You can still get time dilation effects without acceleration though. I:
  14. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croag
    You can still get time dilation effects without acceleration though. I:
    Then which reference frame experiences the dilation?

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