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Um, apparently this is serious: NASA is working on development of an Alcubierre Drive: http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-bu ... warp-drive

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This is still boggling my mind. I love how real scientists are now using Trek-speak:
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I suddenly realized that if you made the thickness of the negative vacuum energy ring larger — like shifting from a belt shape to a donut shape — and oscillate the warp bubble, you can greatly reduce the energy required...


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I recall Gerrold referred to them as the "doubletalk generators." But it turned out they might become real...

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Bill Higgins, do you have any analysis of the viability of this project?


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PeterScott wrote:
Bill Higgins, do you have any analysis of the viability of this project?

You credit me with too much understanding of the woolier corners of General Relativity. As far as I'm concerned, Robert Pearson's analysis already has it covered.

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