Warp Drive Engine Would Travel Faster...

Warp Drive Engine Would Travel Faster Than Light

There are 11 comments on the dsc.discovery.com story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Warp Drive Engine Would Travel Faster Than Light. In it, dsc.discovery.com reports that:

It is possible to travel faster than light. You just wouldn't travel faster than light.

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truthist

Houston, TX

#1 Jul 29, 2008
Light upon light WE can travel
Those galactic gems people can marvel.
The warp-ship is just advanced wonder
Surfing tangentially the bubble yonder.
just candid

AOL

#2 Jul 29, 2008
For $29.95 +sh I'll send you your very own kit, easy and fast to assemble. Add another $29.95 and you can get a second kit with no extra shipping or handling charge.
truthist

Houston, TX

#3 Jul 29, 2008
just candid wrote:
For $29.95 +sh I'll send you your very own kit, easy and fast to assemble. Add another $29.95 and you can get a second kit with no extra shipping or handling charge.
Why the second ship? Can't we all get in the first one??
Let the Pedantry Begin

Coram, NY

#4 Jul 29, 2008
AP Bulletin

After 300 years of development at a cost of several times the Gross Galactic Product Earth's first faster than light ship arrived in the vicinity of Arcturus. The ship was met by a delegation that is quoted as saying, "Don't you guys have anything better to do?"
JosephMendiola

Hagatna, Guam

#5 Jul 29, 2008
Its a good thing, then, that BABY/MINI-BLACK HOLES = "WORM HOLES", or PROTO-HOLES, appeared over GUAM-WESTPAC.

The desired future OWG-NWO just needs to dev a way to MAKE SAME BIGGER AND SAFELY CONTROLLED LEST, SURPRISE SURPRISE, HUMANITY BE THE CAUSE OF ITS OWN BIOTIC AND PLANETARY-SYSTEMIC DESTRUCTION BY SUCTION. Those whom desire OWG-NWO = "GLOBALISM/UTOPIANISM " must be willing and able to face the dynamic challenges and probs, etc. of same, including but not limited to the SERIOUS and even potentially CATASTROPHIC/CATACLYMIC, NATURAL ANDOR MAN-MADE!

As a reminder, STAR TREK:TNG > "Q" Super-Alien Character to Jean-Luc Picard [paraph] > "As much as I hate and despise you primitive inferior Humans, I am NOT responsible for the disaster what befelled/happened to your Ship and Crew this time, Jean-Luc...SPACE EXPLORATION IS NOT FOR THE TIMID ...ITS DANGEROUS OUT HERE...ITS AS REAL AND AS MORTALLY DEADLY AS ANYTHING IN LIFE AND EXISTENCE CAN EVER BE"!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#6 Jul 29, 2008
The article reads like an exchange between Junior High schoolers across the lunchroom table. Gee. Neato, Cool.

Discover probably bought this article from Popular Science for $5

“Obama said the USA is "one ”

Since: Mar 08

nation under Allah"? PROVE IT!

#7 Jul 30, 2008
I keep hearing all this blather about exotic space travel that will open up worlds of wonder but we're still sending people up to orbit the Earth in shuttles that are wrapped in foam and tend to explode every so often.

A warp drive engine? Riiiiiiight.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#8 Jul 30, 2008
mr mojo risin wrote:
I keep hearing all this blather about exotic space travel that will open up worlds of wonder but we're still sending people up to orbit the Earth in shuttles that are wrapped in foam and tend to explode every so often.
A warp drive engine? Riiiiiiight.
If...IF there were some scrap of evidence, some material device that exhibits warping potential, some material connection between wide-eyed juvenile speculation and reality, I might be willing to listen seriously to this popular media tripe. However, this stuff continuous to draw crowds like the bearded lady at a circus sideshow.
I don't care for circuses on the fairway nor in the media.

“Women (and cats) of WoW unite!”

Since: Jul 07

San Diego, but now: The Woods

#9 Jul 30, 2008
Well, they really burst my bubble. No warp drive for millenia, unless there's "some arbitrary advance in technology or some alien technology" made available?

Here's a link to their abstract:

http://arxiv.org/abs/0807.1957

Here's some more takes on the news:

"There’s one drawback. Cleaver and Obousy calculate that the energy needed to distort the space around a spacecraft-sized object is about 10^45 Joules or the total energy of an object the size of Jupiter if all its mass were converted into energy.

Still, if you’re glass half-full kind of physicist, you’ll take that as encouragement ... "

http://arxivblog.com/...

"That’s a lot of dilithium crystals, and the inevitable tabloid headlines like “Physicists want to annihilate Jupiter to reach Rigel 7” will do the physics community no good ... "

http://physicsworld.com/blog/2008/07/putting_...

Small wonder that the Alien Casebook saw fit to repost the story:

http://alienufoparanormal.aliencasebook.com/2...

Still, it's interesting how the teachers in the Physics Dept. at Baylor University engage their student's attention - as evidenced by this video that was linked from their school's page:



Dr. Gerald Cleaver is in Baylor Physic's Early Universe Cosmology and String Theory (EUCOS) group and researches gravitation, cosmology, superstrings and M-Theory, so I guess I could see why he'd want take the approach he did to a potential application of the Alcubierre drive.

http://www.baylor.edu/Physics/index.php...

All we need to do is be able to generate the kind of power to move space that the Big Bang generated, right? So now warp capability is relegated to a mere power problem.
Shaft-O Eng

United States

#10 Jul 30, 2008
I've heard and seen warp drivers but never a working warp drive....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#11 Jul 30, 2008
TrilbyKat wrote:
Well, they really burst my bubble. No warp drive for millenia, unless there's "some arbitrary advance in technology or some alien technology" made available?
Here's a link to their abstract:
http://arxiv.org/abs/0807.1957
Here's some more takes on the news:
"There’s one drawback. Cleaver and Obousy calculate that the energy needed to distort the space around a spacecraft-sized object is about 10^45 Joules or the total energy of an object the size of Jupiter if all its mass were converted into energy.
Still, if you’re glass half-full kind of physicist, you’ll take that as encouragement ... "
http://arxivblog.com/...
"That’s a lot of dilithium crystals, and the inevitable tabloid headlines like “Physicists want to annihilate Jupiter to reach Rigel 7” will do the physics community no good ... "
http://physicsworld.com/blog/2008/07/putting_...
Small wonder that the Alien Casebook saw fit to repost the story:
http://alienufoparanormal.aliencasebook.com/2...
Still, it's interesting how the teachers in the Physics Dept. at Baylor University engage their student's attention - as evidenced by this video that was linked from their school's page:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =wi1ZGL3bMV4XX
Dr. Gerald Cleaver is in Baylor Physic's Early Universe Cosmology and String Theory (EUCOS) group and researches gravitation, cosmology, superstrings and M-Theory, so I guess I could see why he'd want take the approach he did to a potential application of the Alcubierre drive.
http://www.baylor.edu/Physics/index.php...
All we need to do is be able to generate the kind of power to move space that the Big Bang generated, right? So now warp capability is relegated to a mere power problem.
Burst my bubble, too. Breaking things with a hammer means, generally, that you can break more things with a bigger hammer. But this approach is not physics but bulls in a china shop or sewing fabric with a baseball bat for a needle. What these guys have proposed is outlandish, like "maybe if we could slow down the expansion of the Universe, we could all age slower" kinda stuff. So what? It puts a university in the news, I suppose, but not in a good light.

First things first. Let's first prove the existence of higher dimensions. Let's first prove the ability to expand and shrink dimensions at will. Speculating warp drive by speculating on speculations is like a chasing dreams with a butterfly net.

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