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(Daily Mail)   Bad news Scotty: Star Trek-style 'warp drive' systems could turn spacecraft into Death Stars which destroy planets on arrival   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
    More: Repeat, Star Trek, planets, Miguel Alcubierre, warp speed, warps, speed of light, Death Star, David Geffen  
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2012-11-17 02:18:48 PM  
6 votes:
You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system!
2012-11-17 08:00:51 PM  
2 votes:

StopLurkListen: Fano: GAT_00: The arrival effect of Alcubierre drives when they collapse their warp field has been known for like 3 years now.

Way to stay on top of things Daily Fail.

I was trying to recall how long this has been known.

Also, it takes the entire power of the universe to charge up, I think.

Well, it's all theoretical at this point, so there's no experimental proof of any of these theories being correct. Yet.

Until recently, the estimate was that you'd need an equivalent "Jupiter" mass's worth of energy to warp space; more recently was someone who theorized a differently-shaped warp bubble resulting in much less energy - a "Voyager probe" mass's worth of energy.

There will be experiments soon on a tiny scale. Fascinating, probably a dead end, but yay science! Sometimes you get surprised.

Interesting choice of a unit of measure . . .

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2012-11-17 02:50:43 PM  
2 votes:

bingethinker: "Cap'n, I canna hold this ridiculous accent much longer!"

2012-11-17 05:33:54 PM  
1 vote:
Screw warp, my peeps travel in style.

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Wormholes are where its at.
2012-11-17 04:10:05 PM  
1 vote:
"We gotta build a million of them!"

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2012-11-17 02:06:00 PM  
1 vote:
Ok, so what's the bad news?
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