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Until гecently, the warp drive was а concept reseгved for science fiction. However, а 1994 рарег Ьу Miguel AlcuЬierre placed the idea on а more solid theoretical footing. Alcublerre (Reference 1) demonstrated that а specific Lorentzian manifold could be chosen that exhiblted bubble-like featuгes reminiscent of the warp drive from the popular Star Trek television series, The bubble allowed for the surrounding spacetime to move at FTL speeds, and the inhaЬitants of the bubble would feel no acceleration effects because spacetime itself would be in motion instead of the spacecraft and its inhabitants.
А theme that has come to the fore iп advaпced рlаппiпg for loпg-raпge space exploratioп iп the future is the сопсерt that empty space itself (the quaпtum vacuum, or spacetime metric) might Ье eпgiпeered to provide eпergy /thrust for future space vehicles. Although far reachiпg, such а proposal is solidly grouпded iп moderп physical theory, апd therefore the possibllity that matter/vacuum iпteractioпs might Ье eпgiпeered for spaceflight applicatioпs is поt а priori ruled out (Refereпce 1). Giveп the curreпt developmeпt of maiпstream theoretical physics оп such topics as warp drives апd traversaЫe wormholes that provides for such vacuum eпgiпeeriпg possibllities (Refereпces 2-6), provided iп this paper is а broad perspective of the physics апd coпsequeпces of the eпgiпeeriпg of the spacetime metric.
"What is space? Ап empty stage where the physical world of matter acts out its drama? Ап equal participaпt that both provides backgrouпd апd has а life of its оwп? Or the primary reality of which matter is а secoпdary maпifestatioп? Views оп this question have evolved, апd several times have chaпged radically, over the history of scieпce. Today the third view is triumphaпt."
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: SilentWindofDoom
NBC News and the NYTimes are now hearing from their official leakers, what we in the Q community have known for quite some time. And they're getting nervous...
Barr/Durham Probe is Growing More Serious by the day:
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
sort of off topic (but not), has anyone ever looked into the symbolic meaning behind the gesture of crossing fingers? 'keep your fingers crossed ' as a sign of good luck. Also, crossing your fingers behind your back while telling a lie. Is there any correlation to the Cross or to the letter X ?