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Date: 12/26/12 07:49 AM

29 Responses to You Saw It First On Star Trek

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2012 at 7:50 am
    Link: You Saw It First On Star Trek - Scientists say, ``Warp Drive is possible.``
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2012 at 8:13 am
    I read this several months ago. Still very cool though!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2012 at 8:24 am
    Its actually impossible. First you would have to travel at the speed of light, then deal with inertia, then the mass of space debris that you would have to avoid. One 1mm speck of dust can have the effect of a meteor hitting the ship at high speeds, plus youll then have to figure out a way to dodge that dust coupled with the mechanics i mentioned at the start of this post.

    Real physics > backyard armchair physics.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2012 at 8:30 am
    "First you would have to travel at the speed of light"

    No you wouldn`t. Warping space around you (hence, warp drive) gets rid of the barrier known as light speed.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2012 at 8:33 am
    One 1mm speck of dust can have the effect of a meteor hitting the ship at high speeds"

    Most meteors ARE a speck of dust by the time they enter the atmosphere Ted. Left over dust from the tail of comets mostly that enters the atmosphere when we go through the trail on our trip round the sun...Anything bigger produces a fireball and is known as such until if it`s big enough to hit the ground then it`s a meteorite.

    Did you mean asteroid which are generally bigger?
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2012 at 8:40 am
    I do agree with you that they could be a problem at really high speeds though... but we`d probably have been fried by the radiation out there first :)

    This seems like one of those things that whilst it may be possible ithe chances of it happening in the next couple of hundred of years are remote to say the least. I think we`d need to produce the energy of a couple of stars safely to anything like this on the scales needed.

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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2012 at 8:42 am
    Can you fire phasers in a warp bubble? That`s all I need to know.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2012 at 8:43 am
    PS/ I`m scrounging up some cheap titanium sheeting and trying to score 32.22 grams of military-grade dilithum, if you know of a source.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2012 at 9:15 am
    Bogus. That ship looks nothing like the Millenium Falcon.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

    SilverThread - the Millennium Falcon uses hyperspace, not warp drive. Totes diff dude!

    Warp is a condition, not a velocity. It`s like surfing, you do not propel yourself, the wave moves and you ride it. In Warp, space moves. And we know space can move because of the Big Bang. The actual event, not the show.

    Oh, and by the way, I like your name SilverThread. II`ve always like that song


    Silver threads and golden needles
    cannot mend this heart of miiiiiiiiiine...
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2012 at 10:27 am
    It is a fairly straight forward idea. Compress space in front of the ship so you tend to drift into that spot. Keep the compressed area out front and you will constantly move space, behind you. It is feasible; the only issue was with the amount of energy that would be required to compress space/time. They recently figured out a way to decrease the amount of energy required. That is what the original article was about.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 26, 2012 at 10:29 am
    I`m guessing they`re going to need a tiny bit more detail before they get that Nobel Prize. But then, Obama got the Peace Prize after about twenty seconds in office and right before he continued two existing wars and started a new one, so anything`s possible, I suppose.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 26, 2012 at 10:31 am
    I bet Obama would invest a $billion in it if they kicked back 1% of it to his presidential library.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2012 at 10:35 am

    MacG "he continued two existing wars and started a new one"
    ? Where is the 3rd war? Did I miss a war?
    I hate it when I do that!
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2012 at 10:50 am
    I`m playing MacGuffin bingo...every time she tries to shoe-horn an anti-american rant into a completely innocuous post I can cross it off my card... I think this one counts as Space rather than sci-fi so I can cross it off my list.... I only need something about gardening now for a full line.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Can`t travel the universe without a steady supply of tachyon particles.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 26, 2012 at 11:19 am
    ? Where is the 3rd war? Did I miss a war?
    I hate it when I do that!

    Libya.
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    toonces Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2012 at 11:41 am
    "Scientist might have found hints that a warp drive is hypothetically possible" > "Warp Drive possible".

    Oh IAB...
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    Ha! In your face, Klingons.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    One step closer to realizing Acid Drive
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    peakingo Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    So Warp Drive is accomplished by throwing a football through car tire.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    "Libya"
    We invaded Libya?
    Oh yeah, that must have been right after we personally overthrew the Egyptian governmant, undermined Turkey`s economy, and reset the Myan Calender so the world wouldn`t end.

    I know we in the US think a lot of ourselves, but we really aren`t responsible for everything on the planet.
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    syke22 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    Even if it is only hypothetical and it may never come into fruition, it still gives me hope that one day in the future man kind will be able to explore the universe.
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    atreides Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    The Vulcan ships kinda look like that idea anyway...or some of them at least, with the whole ring around the ship idea...wasn`t there one of the star wars movies where they connected to a ring to enable them to go faster than the speed of light? Damn I need to get into the space industry cos I want a crack at flying one of these things :D
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    December 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    We invaded Libya? 

    Who said anythibg about "invading". I believe my actual allegation was "started a war with". And I never even mentioned any of the other countries/issues that you tried to drag into the equation. If you`ve got to grossly distort what people actually say just to find something you can refute, maybe that`s a sign you don`t have a very strong or supportable position? What do you think, Gerry?


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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    OOhhh exotic matter you say? Nah, tits or gtfo on this one.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    " If you`ve got to grossly distort what people actually say just to find something you can refute,... "


    From you, that`s funny!

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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    December 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    You cannot warp time... time, unlike space, is not a tangible "thing." It is simply a man made unit of measure to explain the passage of existence. So how could you warp something that doesn`t truly exist?
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    December 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    "You cannot warp time"

    I mite have a go.

    ah....it can be done.

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