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#1 countrugen

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:06 AM

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive 

http://techland.time.com/2012/09/19/nasa-actually-working-on-faster-than-light-warp-drive/

 

"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dustin' crops boy!"

 



#2 korjik

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:20 AM

If I remember correctly, current theory is Star Trek, not Star Wars. Warp drive, not hyperdrive.



#3 awayputurwpn

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:28 AM

No light speed? 

No light speed!



#4 Kallabecca

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:41 AM

korjik said:

If I remember correctly, current theory is Star Trek, not Star Wars. Warp drive, not hyperdrive.

Yep, because Star Trek came up with a plausible idea for FTL whereas Hyperdrives (Asimov, Niven, Star Wars, etc…) don't really have a basis to work from.

Warp Drive - Alter space by compressing it in front of the ship (using some form of gravity/graviton generator) then allow it to relax/stretch back out at/behind the ship. The ship isn't actually traveling at relativistic speeds, so doesn't suffer time compression/dilation effects. Or so the Star Trek idea went.



#5 Zar

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:35 AM

The link actually says warp drive so I think they are rooting around in the right pen.






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