Universe Today: Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially One Specific Concept

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Universe Today: Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially One Specific Concept
By MATT WILLIAMS, UNIVERSE TODAY
25 SEP 2019

“It’s hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ FTL (Faster-than-Light) as a plot device.

Push a button, press a petal, and that fancy drive system – whose workings no one can explain – will send us to another location in space-time.

However, in recent years, the scientific community has become understandably excited and skeptical about claims that a particular concept – the Alcubierre Warp Drive – might actually be feasible…”

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(PS: But not too seriously. They still haven’t found out if this is only a mathematically correct formula or if it can lead to something concrete. Right now, the last I heard, it needs a truckload of negative mass to work. When someone finds out how to get me some maybe we’ll be off to the stars. – Fred)

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