Warp Drive: Ultimate Doomsday Weapon

Warp Drive: Ultimate Doomsday Weapon

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:55 pm

New work based on Miguel Alcubierre's idea of a "real life warp drive" following Einstein's General Relativity suggests that the act of dropping out of warp (i.e., collapsing the warp bubble) would unleash an immense ray of high-energy radiation due to particles that had been pulled into and trapped within the warp bubble being released all at once.

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/star-trek-warp-speed-science-fiction-einstein,news-14343.html
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Re: Warp Drive: Ultimate Doomsday Weapon

Postby Mikey » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:27 pm

Yeah, we've had enough of this whole "propulsion technology is killing us slowly" crap. We demand instant gratification!
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Re: Warp Drive: Ultimate Doomsday Weapon

Postby Atekimogus » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:37 pm

I am just quoting a reply here:

This is why any warp capable space ship should be equipped with a main deflector dish. In order to repel any space particles away from the warp bubble.

I's just basic warp engine design, really ...



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Who knew warp drive itself could be a WMD?!

Postby LaughingCheese » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:12 am

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-war ... nside.html

Wow! :shock:



But seriously, who funds these rather abstract and vague endeavors ?


I kind of don't like the idea of tax dollars going to something as virtually useless as this.

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