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Hyperdrive might prove possible

#1 Post by ewh02b » Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:45 am

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/06/hyperdrive/

"The US military is considering testing the principle behind a type of space drive which holds the promise of reaching Mars in just three hours."

It involves an electromagnet, rotation, lots of electricity, and about 4 extra dimensions--fun!

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#2 Post by Skaro » Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:44 pm

It would be the beginning of a new era if it worked :idea:
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#3 Post by marhawkman » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:12 pm

I kinda figured we'd hear this eventually. People put their minds to something they'll eventually find a way.
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#4 Post by Dreamer » Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:35 am

buw how unconfortable... imagine how would be to be under extreme acceleration for 3 hours...

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#5 Post by marhawkman » Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:45 am

Dreamer wrote:buw how unconfortable... imagine how would be to be under extreme acceleration for 3 hours...
Just go and Ask the Astronauts what they think... They probably have a decent idea.
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#6 Post by utilae » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:59 am

I ges we need to invent high pleasure devices to make it comfortable.

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#7 Post by Yoghurt » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:47 pm

Well, we already have a physical model of a Warp Drive, the Alcubierre drive. Only problem: we need negativ energy desity, that is, exotic matter...

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#8 Post by marhawkman » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:05 pm

Yoghurt wrote:Well, we already have a physical model of a Warp Drive, the Alcubierre drive. Only problem: we need negativ energy desity, that is, exotic matter...
Yes, but this one doesn't use things of questionable reality.....
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#9 Post by Sapphire Wyvern » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:28 am

marhawkman wrote:
Yoghurt wrote:Well, we already have a physical model of a Warp Drive, the Alcubierre drive. Only problem: we need negativ energy desity, that is, exotic matter...
Yes, but this one doesn't use things of questionable reality.....
Huh. Doesn't use things of questionable reality? I don't know about that. This device's purported effect is clearly based on theoretical results from a very... exotic... branch of physics (meaning, probably rubbish results). It's probably worth checking it out to see if the theorist's results actually hold up, but I would rate this as very much in the "speculative" column.

In any case, it's by no means an FTL device - which makes it rather more credible - but sadly still no real use for travelling to other stars in a realistic timeframe.

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#10 Post by marhawkman » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:52 pm

Sapphire Wyvern wrote:Huh. Doesn't use things of questionable reality? I don't know about that. This device's purported effect is clearly based on theoretical results from a very... exotic... branch of physics (meaning, probably rubbish results). It's probably worth checking it out to see if the theorist's results actually hold up, but I would rate this as very much in the "speculative" column.

In any case, it's by no means an FTL device - which makes it rather more credible - but sadly still no real use for travelling to other stars in a realistic timeframe.
Well the Alcubierre drive wasn't based on any actual research, this one does seem to be now for whether or not it's workable..... Guess we'll have to wait for that....`
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