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Gingersnap
04-03-2009, 12:59 PM
Quantum Setback For Warp Drives

Posted by kdawson on Friday April 03, @08:58AM
from the warp-zero-mister-sulu dept.

KentuckyFC writes:

"Warp drives were generally considered impossible by mainstream scientists until 1994 when the physicist Michael Alcubierre worked out how to build a faster-than-light drive using the principles of general relativity. His thinking was that while relativity prevents faster-than-light travel relative to the fabric of spacetime, it places no restriction on the speed at which regions of spacetime may move relative to each other. So a small bubble of spacetime containing a spacecraft could travel faster than the speed of light, at least in principle. But one unanswered question was what happens to the bubble when quantum mechanics is taken into account. Now, a team of physicists have worked it out, and it's bad news: the bubble becomes unstable at superluminal speeds, making warp drives impossible (probably)."


Reverse course, Mr. Sulu. :(

Slashdot (http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/03/1236208)

enslaved1
04-03-2009, 03:23 PM
And this is a bad thing why? We seem unable to handle the technology we have, why do we want to be creating technology to leave the galaxy? Unless of course the denziens at DU volunteer to be the new pilgrims. :D

megimoo
04-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Reverse course, Mr. Sulu. :(

Slashdot (http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/03/1236208)We still have the worm Holes however!

Lars1701a
04-03-2009, 03:43 PM
How about the Infinite Improbability Drive :D

FlaGator
04-03-2009, 08:55 PM
But Zephram Cochran thinks that Quantum Physics is here and gone in the blink of an eye... oh wait it popped into existence again.

Bubba Dawg
04-03-2009, 09:02 PM
So is this saying that there are some parts of the Star Trek Universe that are....implausible....:eek:

PoliCon
04-03-2009, 09:05 PM
How about the Infinite Improbability Drive :D

that's highly improbable. One might even go so far as to say - infinitely so.

SarasotaRepub
04-03-2009, 09:18 PM
That's fine, HyperDrive is faster.

"They could be on the other side of the Galaxy by now..."

Bastard Han Solo...:mad::D

Lars1701a
04-03-2009, 10:56 PM
that's highly improbable. One might even go so far as to say - infinitely so.

I heard the inventor was lynched for being a smart ass :D

Lars1701a
04-03-2009, 10:56 PM
That's fine, HyperDrive is faster.

"They could be on the other side of the Galaxy by now..."

Bastard Han Solo...:mad::D

Made the castle run in under 2 parsecs

PoliCon
04-04-2009, 01:24 AM
Made the castle run in under 2 parsecs

ewwww who in their right mind makes the castle run? Their burgers are soooo disgusting!!

SarasotaRepub
04-04-2009, 11:12 AM
Made the castle run in under 2 parsecs


That's Kessel...get it right. :mad::D

Lars1701a
04-04-2009, 03:36 PM
That's Kessel...get it right. :mad::D

ACK the ewoks are coming to kill me :(

Odysseus
04-07-2009, 04:28 PM
And this is a bad thing why? We seem unable to handle the technology we have, why do we want to be creating technology to leave the galaxy? Unless of course the denziens at DU volunteer to be the new pilgrims. :D
No way! If we exported liberals, we'd piss off the rest of the universe, and who knows what kind of reprisals we'd end up with? No, we must ensure that conservatives conquer space, if for no other reason than to ensure that nobody builds a hybrid starship.

ewwww who in their right mind makes the castle run? Their burgers are soooo disgusting!!
Hey! White Castle burgers taste great and are less filling!

That's Kessel...get it right. :mad::D
Chill, my lord. His lack of faith doesn't warrant a full on long distance choking.

Zathras
04-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs

Fixed....yeah, I know....I'm a nerd. :D

PoliCon
04-07-2009, 11:03 PM
Hey! White Castle burgers taste great and are less filling! Compared to what? Shit on a bun? The only thing nastier than White Castles would have to be two girls, one cup.

djones520
04-09-2009, 02:21 PM
ACK the ewoks are coming to kill me :(

I find your lack of Nerddom... disturbing.

ironhorsedriver
04-09-2009, 04:37 PM
Two words, Worm Hole! Who needs warp drive when you can just instantly move around. 'jeez.

Lars1701a
04-09-2009, 05:53 PM
Fixed....yeah, I know....I'm a nerd. :D



Sorry I am not as big a nerd as you or SR :(:D

PoliCon
04-10-2009, 12:58 PM
Sorry I am not as big a nerd as you or SR :(:D

Do worry. You're a bigger DORK than anyone else here. That more than makes up for your lack of nerd cred.

Lars1701a
04-10-2009, 08:51 PM
Do worry. You're a bigger DORK than anyone else here. That more than makes up for your lack of nerd cred.

This coming from a douche bag steeler fan I will take that as a complement.

PoliCon
04-11-2009, 01:53 AM
This coming from an awesome fan of the steelers awesome awesomeness I will take that as an awesome complement.Fixed it for you. :p