posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 07:22 PM
Here's one for you guys! Sounds promising don't you think?
HOUSTON — A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television's Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as
once thought, scientists say.
A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from
moving faster than light.
A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, however subsequent calculations found that such a
device would require prohibitive amounts of energy.
Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially
brining the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science.
"There is hope," Harold "Sonny" White of NASA's Johnson Space Center said here Friday (Sept. 14) at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a meeting to
discuss the challenges of interstellar spaceflight.
This ring, potentially made of exotic matter
Mmmm doesn't sound too promissing?? Exotic matter?
Phage - you out there old chap, care to shed any light on this?.....thanks