Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Off Topic: Warp Drive


The dreamers at the British Interplanetary Society are thinking big today. They're hosting scientists and engineers from around the world who are studying the theory behind warp drive -- the propulsion system that powers fictional starships. They may not be sending anyone to Vulcan anytime soon, but they are learning more about how the universe works.

About a decade ago, a scientist named Miguel Alcubierre came up with a theoretical basis for warp drive.

He used Albert Einstein's theory of gravity to formulate a "bubble" in spacetime.

More here.


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