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Originally posted by Johnkie
Damn Star Trek... The hours i spend watching you!
Now all your amazing "science fiction" is coming into life... slideing doors, cellphones, holograms, warp drive WAIT WHAT... That would be incredible! next transporter! easy vacations trololol.
Originally posted by MrSpiderMonkey
This seems too good to be true. Is the source legit?
Please let it be true!
...actually, it might very well be true, they'll make an announcement at the 2012 100 Year Starship Symposium in Houston.
sensitivity analysis started by White in 2011 and completed this year has shown that the energy requirements can be greatly reduced by first optimizing the warp bubble thickness, and further by oscillating the bubble intensity to reduce the stiffness of space time. The results, to be presented at the 2012 100 Year Starship Symposium in Houston
All those wishes as a kid would have come true. Now Sit back and weight for the Vulcans to detect the ripple caused by the warping of space time during their first lab test, and decide come visit us to make first contact!edit on 17-9-2012 by MrSpiderMonkey because: further digging
Originally posted by rickymouse
Warp drive won't work. The people inside the craft would still age and die because their time would still be going. It would take a lifetime to get anywhere but your great grandchildren born on the ship would be able to talk to your sister when they return home six months later by earth time. That is my guess anyway.
Originally posted by zeeon
It appears that Bob Lazar may not have been as crazy as everyone thought he was.
His information about Element 115 and it's supposed "Properties" just happen to provide the needed "fuel" that the now NASA proposed "Warp Drive" requires. Interesting at least.
There is another website out there that also has additional information about the particulars of Bob Lazar. I know that his W2 looks legitimate, and that he was in fact listed in the Los Alamos phone directory at one point...
Not saying the guy is legit - but now that NASA is saying the Alcubierre drive is possible, I find it interesting that Lazar said element 115 would " provide large-scale gravitational effect that would be a distortion of the surrounding space-time continuum that would, in effect, greatly shorten the distance and travel time to a charted destination" which is exactly what an Alcubierre drive (what NASA is saying) does.
Claims regarding Area 51
In November 1989, Lazar appeared in a special interview with investigative reporter George Knapp on Las Vegas TV station KLAS to discuss his purported employment at "S4", a facility he claims exists within Area 51. In his interview with Knapp, Lazar said he encountered flying saucers. He says he first thought the saucers were secret terrestrial aircraft whose test flights must have been responsible for many UFO reports. Gradually, on closer examination and from having been shown multiple briefing documents, Lazar came to the conclusion that the discs were of extraterrestrial origin. In his filmed testimony Lazar explains how this impression first hit him after he boarded one craft being studied and examined its interior.
For the propulsion of the studied vehicles, Bob Lazar claims that the atomic Element 115 served as a nuclear fuel. Element 115 (temporarily named "ununpentium" (symbol Uup)) reportedly provided an energy source which would produce anti-gravity effects under proton bombardment along with antimatter for energy production. As the intense strong nuclear force field of Element 115's nucleus would be properly amplified, the resulting large-scale gravitational effect would be a distortion of the surrounding space-time continuum that would, in effect, greatly shorten the distance and travel time to a charted destination
Originally posted by ObjectZero
If they did make a warp drive and some way to make artificial gravity, it makes me really wonder how many people would just leave earth for good.