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NASA physicists design warp speed spaceship


Posted on Friday, 13 June, 2014 | Comment icon 33 comments

What a real-life warp capable spaceship might look like. Image Credit: NASA / Mark Rademaker
The impressive designs are based on Harold White's real-life work developing a genuine warp drive.
White, who is head of NASA's Advanced Propulsion Team, has been attempting to go where no physicist has gone before by designing a warp drive that will enable spacecraft to travel faster than the speed of light.

These new conceptual drawings based on his work were created by artist Mark Rademaker who took over 1,600 hours to make them. The impressive warp speed spaceship certainly looks the part and wouldn't seem out of place in an episode of Star Trek.

"There's no speed limit on the expansion and contraction of space," said White whose warp drive concept involves bending space both in front and behind the vehicle to propel it forwards.

"You can actually find a way to get around what I like to call the 11th commandment: Thou shall not exceed the speed of light."

Source: CNN | Comments (33)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #24 Posted by DONTEATUS on 15 June, 2014, 4:11
A Positive mind set is Always Awesome ! ITs How we actually Get past all the experimenting ,testing designing , Building. ITs that First Step Saying !
Comment icon #25 Posted by Hugh on 15 June, 2014, 4:43
Each step is awesome! Just like a child learning how to walk, his first step is awesome! His first running race won is awesome too!
Comment icon #26 Posted by bigjonalien on 16 June, 2014, 2:43
Like, why don't we milk the technology inbetween just like the DVD, good work on suppressing technology!
Comment icon #27 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 16 June, 2014, 11:21
Like, why don't we milk the technology inbetween just like the DVD, good work on suppressing technology! Milk what technology? This is only just moving from the hypothetical to the experimental. No one even knows if it will work yet.
Comment icon #28 Posted by MisterMan on 18 June, 2014, 11:31
Transporters are not theoretically possible now. They are theoretically possible, i.e. they don't in principle violate physical law as understood by current theory. Nobody is anywhere close to figuring out how to build one though.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Harte on 18 June, 2014, 11:40
They are theoretically possible, i.e. they don't in principle violate physical law as understood by current theory. Nobody is anywhere close to figuring out how to build one though. Quantum entanglement "transporting" requires that entangled particles be together first, then separated. How is it "transporting" when you have to take the particles where you want them, and then "transport" the quantum information to them? Why not just strap the traveler in, instead of a bunch of particles you intend to turn into the traveler? See, "transporting" is not theoretically possible. Harte
Comment icon #30 Posted by MisterMan on 18 June, 2014, 12:53
Quantum entanglement "transporting" requires that entangled particles be together first, then separated. How is it "transporting" when you have to take the particles where you want them, and then "transport" the quantum information to them? Why not just strap the traveler in, instead of a bunch of particles you intend to turn into the traveler? See, "transporting" is not theoretically possible. Harte Why not just strap the traveler in? Obviously, the answer is that you don't know exactly who/what you'll want to transport later. Is your objection that making a precise distant copy and destroyin... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by Harte on 18 June, 2014, 14:50
Why not just strap the traveler in? Obviously, the answer is that you don't know exactly who/what you'll want to transport later. Is your objection that making a precise distant copy and destroying the original is not 'transportation?' The "original," a single (or, at best, a cloud of) individual particle(s) is not "destroyed" during entanglement resolution. Entanglement requires the particles to have undergone a prior process together at the same time. Such particles, if they are in an atom, cannot be entangled. Nor can the atoms that make up a molecule. They are already ruled by the forces t... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by MisterMan on 18 June, 2014, 15:40
You cannot "force" a quantum state on a particle at home in order to create the same state in the distant particle. You can only observe the quantum state of the particles you kept at home. I believe we're talking about two different things. I'm not talking about changing the state of an entangled particle. I'm talking about using entangled particles to send information that would be used to build the copy.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Harte on 18 June, 2014, 16:28
I believe we're talking about two different things. I'm not talking about changing the state of an entangled particle. I'm talking about using entangled particles to send information that would be used to build the copy. Sorry, but that's exactly how it's done - by observing the state of one of the particles. Notice please that the state of the particle which is observed is a function of that particular particle. This state cannot be influenced by any action of the observer. You can only do this with particles - not with large masses. There is no "information" exchanged that would allow you to... [More]


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