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  1. #1 Quantum Setback For Warp Drives 
    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. :(

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Reverse course, Mr. Sulu. :(

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    How about the Infinite Improbability Drive :D
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    But Zephram Cochran thinks that Quantum Physics is here and gone in the blink of an eye... oh wait it popped into existence again.

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    So is this saying that there are some parts of the Star Trek Universe that are....implausible....:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars1701a View Post
    How about the Infinite Improbability Drive :D
    that's highly improbable. One might even go so far as to say - infinitely so.
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    That's fine, HyperDrive is faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    That's fine, HyperDrive is faster.

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