Monday, June 12, 2017
NASA’S First Warp Drive
I want you all to think about something. A lot of impossible technology was debuted through Star-trek back in the sixties. Little of what was then shown had very little description in the science fiction literature unless it was pretty obvious. Now Di-lithium crystals are been investigated as is a real warp drive.
What i am saying is that the Star Trek universe is becoming plausible and it was impossible to imagine in 1965, but certainly possible to know in 1965 if you were briefed by an alien. Better yet is that Roddenberry had the right credentials.
Essentially though we use a torus to produce a powerful field which we then modulate at a high frequency. This could well allow us to flip the pages of space time very fast. Externally you will be moving backwards or forwards in time while erasing distance. Using a spiral wave in order to modulate should allow low energy consumption as well.
All good stuff..
NASA’S STUNNING BREAKTHROUGH: Its First Warp Drive…Is a TRUE Mindblower!
A few months ago, physicist Harold White shocked the aeronautics industry when he announced that his team at NASA was in the process of developing a faster-than-light warp drive. His design could one day transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks.
The idea originally came to White while he was considering an equation formulated by physicist Miguel Alcubierre in his 1994 paper titled, “The Warp Drive: Hyper-Fast Travel Within General Relativity. Alcubierre suggested a mechanism by which space-time could be “warped” and behind a spacecraft.
Michio Kaku dubbed Alcubierre’s theory a “passport to the universe,” which harnesses a quirk in the “cosmological code” that allows for the expansion and contraction of space-time. If proven true, it could allow for hyper-fast travel between interstellar destinations. In order to accomplish this, the starship would need able to expand the space behind it rapidly to push it forward. For passengers, it would look like a lack of acceleration.
White believes a drive like that could result in “speeds” that could take us to Alpha Centauri in just a matter of weeks, even though the system is only 4.3 light-years away. Essentially, a bubble would be created that moves space-time around the object, repositioning it.
“Remember, nothing locally exceeds the speed of light, but space can expand and contract at any speed,” White told reporters at io9. “However, space-time is really stiff to create the expansion and contraction effect in a useful manner in order for us to reach interstellar destinations in reasonable time periods would require a lot of energy.”
However,” White added, “based on the analysis I did in the last 18 months, there may be hope.”
“My early results suggested I had discovered something that was in the math all along,” he recalled. “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 — perhaps making the idea plausible.”
The next step for White will be a proof-of-concept. His team are in the lab and working on actual experiments to make that a reality.