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NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive

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Elmanketticks
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#1 - 2012-09-24 08:46:11 UTC
http://www.startrek.com/article/warp-drive-a-reality-could-be-soon

and

http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive

what do you think? will we be travelling to ur-anus in a few seconds a few years from now?

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Predsaki
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2012-09-24 10:03:27 UTC
It will be interesting to see how far they can go along this path before they run into a big mountain that needs to be overcome.

Very intrigued though

Pred
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#3 - 2012-09-24 10:45:53 UTC
They should call it a hyperdrive. Because ya know...
Elmanketticks
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#4 - 2012-09-24 12:25:28 UTC
Quote:
The Eagleworks team has discovered that the energy requirements are much lower than previously thought. If they optimize the warp bubble thickness and "oscillate its intensity to reduce the stiffness of space time," they would be able to reduce the amount of fuel to manageable amount: instead of a Jupiter-sized ball of exotic matter, you will only need 500 kilograms to "send a 10-meter bubble (32.8 feet) at an effective velocity of 10c."


That means for an approx. 70m-long frigate we would need about 3.500kg of exotic matter to get that Rifter warping around. Compared to a cargohold of 130m³ and a mass of 1 million kg that's nothing!

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Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#5 - 2012-09-24 14:32:57 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2012-09-24 15:23:52 UTC
baltec1 wrote:
They should call it a hyperdrive. Because ya know...


Gravity Drive, I liked Event Horizon Big smile

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Paul Oliver
Doomheim
#7 - 2012-09-24 15:51:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Paul Oliver
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
baltec1 wrote:
They should call it a hyperdrive. Because ya know...


Gravity Drive, I liked Event Horizon Big smile
I can see it now, NASA creates warp drive, rips a hole into another dimension, releases Cthulhu. Ugh

Seriously though this is great news for all the scientists and military personel who will get to travel through outer space while the rest of us stay behind to deal with life on Earth, good for them.
Its good to be [Gallente](http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1209/QEQlJ.jpg).
Elmanketticks
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#8 - 2012-09-24 18:24:36 UTC
Akita T wrote:
https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=155396

blame the forum search for not returning that one when searching for 'warp' or 'star trek'...
seriously ccp, how olddated can a form be? no e-mail notifications, no img-tags, malfunctioning search... etc.

disregard my thread.

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Caleidascope
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2012-09-24 19:16:42 UTC
Waste of time and isk.

What we need is a cheap reliable way to get out of the gravity well.

Life is short and dinner time is chancy

Eat dessert first!

Webvan
All Kill No Skill
#10 - 2012-09-24 23:14:01 UTC
NASA waste, waste, big time waste. Where's my holodeck?!? I want my holodeck!! Naow!
btw the gizmodo article left out cell phones. Sacrilege!
At least NASA isn't throwing money at an ST transporter; build a new person at the destination and demolecularize the existing one lol. That just doesn't seem right on many levels. I mean basically that is the ultimate clone machine for one thing, to just keep pushing out whatever is copied in the pattern buffers, as it's just data.

But as for warp drive, there would need to be some sort of shielding from radiation, for people and systems. The universe is quite deadly, indeed. Then you need to invent a deflector dish/navigational deflector, otherwise your ship disintegrates at the first ant it hits.

but seriously, they should be worried more about just getting into orbit at this point, or we'll need to change their name, drop the S. We give them money to thumb it into orbit now; to ride up on someone else's rocket.

I'm in it for the money

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Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2012-09-25 02:00:10 UTC
Webvan wrote:
NASA waste, waste, big time waste. Where's my holodeck?!? I want my holodeck!! Naow!


NASA can't do that, Microsoft already patented it P

http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/12/3320190/microsoft-holodeck-patent

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Webvan
All Kill No Skill
#12 - 2012-09-25 03:16:56 UTC
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Webvan wrote:
NASA waste, waste, big time waste. Where's my holodeck?!? I want my holodeck!! Naow!


NASA can't do that, Microsoft already patented it P

http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/12/3320190/microsoft-holodeck-patent

Hmm... that's a projector, not a hologram. I wonder if M$ is going to go after every planetarium over patent infringement now P
After all, they're loosing money... and we have many unemployed lawyers.

I'm in it for the money

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2012-09-25 03:42:11 UTC
Webvan wrote:
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
Webvan wrote:
NASA waste, waste, big time waste. Where's my holodeck?!? I want my holodeck!! Naow!


NASA can't do that, Microsoft already patented it P

http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/12/3320190/microsoft-holodeck-patent

Hmm... that's a projector, not a hologram. I wonder if M$ is going to go after every planetarium over patent infringement now P
After all, they're loosing money... and we have many unemployed lawyers.


I thought Apple hired them all

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MotherMoon
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2012-09-25 06:34:42 UTC
Webvan wrote:
NASA waste, waste, big time waste. Where's my holodeck?!? I want my holodeck!! Naow!
btw the gizmodo article left out cell phones. Sacrilege!
At least NASA isn't throwing money at an ST transporter; build a new person at the destination and demolecularize the existing one lol. That just doesn't seem right on many levels. I mean basically that is the ultimate clone machine for one thing, to just keep pushing out whatever is copied in the pattern buffers, as it's just data.

But as for warp drive, there would need to be some sort of shielding from radiation, for people and systems. The universe is quite deadly, indeed. Then you need to invent a deflector dish/navigational deflector, otherwise your ship disintegrates at the first ant it hits.

but seriously, they should be worried more about just getting into orbit at this point, or we'll need to change their name, drop the S. We give them money to thumb it into orbit now; to ride up on someone else's rocket.


Don't worry about it, the guy who founded paypal and created it, and also the biggest solar energy company in the US, Has already gotten the 1st private company launch on oct.3rd. It will be the 1st private maned flight to space.

And they are working on a plane that will be able to espace into space on it's own power, a two stage system with lots of fun new jet tech, we won't know if it'll work, but they are now sending people into space, and nasa is making a warp drive,soooo, who the kitten knows anymore!

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Tarn Kugisa
Kugisa Dynamics
#15 - 2012-09-25 06:51:22 UTC
[WTB] all physicists and scientists in the fields of theoretical and astronautical science.

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MotherMoon
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2012-09-25 07:05:08 UTC
Tarn Kugisa wrote:
[WTB] all physicists and scientists in the fields of theoretical and astronautical science.

um... if you don't mind me asking? what kind of um... things are you going to do with all of those scientists once you own them??

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TriadSte
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2012-09-25 14:10:32 UTC
Rip me to shreds but........

I am a big believer with the thought that extra terrestrials are here, and have been aiding us for many tens of years. I believe that this is just another example of much greater scientific minds helping us go forward.

Taedrin
Virtues Corporation
#18 - 2012-09-25 14:34:17 UTC
So... ummm... what about causality?
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2012-09-25 15:01:54 UTC
TriadSte wrote:
Rip me to shreds but........

I am a big believer with the thought that extra terrestrials are here, and have been aiding us for many tens of years. I believe that this is just another example of much greater scientific minds helping us go forward.



If they came down here then they weren't the sharpest tools in the shed

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TriadSte
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2012-09-25 16:14:10 UTC  |  Edited by: TriadSte
Surfin's PlunderBunny wrote:
TriadSte wrote:
Rip me to shreds but........

I am a big believer with the thought that extra terrestrials are here, and have been aiding us for many tens of years. I believe that this is just another example of much greater scientific minds helping us go forward.



If they came down here then they weren't the sharpest tools in the shed


I am no scientist so I have no answers, but maybe our planet is super rare in the cosmos being 70% water could that have something to do with it? . I think that "alien" lifeforms is a must in a ever expanding universe with an infinite numbers of stars and planets. They may well be 1 million years more advanced than us, maybe 100 million years more advanced you never know teenagers may learn warp theory in classes at high school....

This is of course speculation on my part but I do 100% believe there is advanced races helping us move forward.
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