NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby sunnyside » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:11 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/tech/inno ... index.html

Now they're throwing in cool CG rendering along with their calculations. Pretty cool.

And they're Trekkies too. 8)

Of course the technology to actually make it work doesn't exist yet. It's still mostly just a thought experiment that shows it's at least probably possible.
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby McAvoy » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:22 am

Saw this on Facebook yesterday.

The design loks a little refined to me. Too clean.
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby Mikey » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:57 am

McAvoy wrote:The design loks a little refined to me. Too clean.


I'd expect it would - remember, it's a concept based on purely theoretical musings, not on any actual applicable science.
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby Teaos » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:19 am

Fan art. Interesting stuff.

Its funny that everyone says how totallu beyond us this is, but forget we went from not flying to on the moon in less than 70 years.
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby Captain Seafort » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:10 pm

Teaos wrote:Fan art. Interesting stuff.

Its funny that everyone says how totallu beyond us this is, but forget we went from not flying to on the moon in less than 70 years.


We've also been twenty years from commercially viable fusion for half a century.
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby Sonic Glitch » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:38 am

Captain Seafort wrote:
Teaos wrote:Fan art. Interesting stuff.

Its funny that everyone says how totallu beyond us this is, but forget we went from not flying to on the moon in less than 70 years.


We've also been twenty years from commercially viable fusion for half a century.

A project that is 20 years away will be 20 years away indefinitely
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby Teaos » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:07 am

Yet close to 80% of what was shown on Beyond 2000 actually happened.
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby LaughingCheese » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:08 am

Not to be anal but, anyone else notice the decks are oriented wrong? :poke: :lol:
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby Tholian_Avenger » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:29 am

YES
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:21 pm

Teaos wrote:Yet close to 80% of what was shown on Beyond 2000 actually happened.

God, I haven't seen that show in years.

Anyway, best of luck to them. Probably no results within my grandchildren's lifetime, but Excelsior!
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby McAvoy » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:01 pm

Probably won't see this ship in our grandchildren's grandchildren.
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:42 pm

McAvoy wrote:Probably won't see this ship in our grandchildren's grandchildren.

Maybe grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren?
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Re: NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Postby Teaos » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:13 am

I think your underestaimating the advance of technology. I dont expect it soon, but I doubt it will be that far away, assuming society doesnt collapse that is/
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