Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Four-Year Trip to Alpha Centauri

What a great article from Popular Science! Most of the article is pure conjecture and theory, but the concept is fasnicating. Plus, the humor of the article alone is worth the read.

The Warp Drive To-Do List: a few not-so-minor challenges you'll need to tackle before takeoff.

  1. Discover Negative Energy
  2. Devise a Way To Manipulate It
  3. Harness Dark Energy
  4. Build Bubble Brakes

Would warping space be risky? It could produce the luminous equivalent of a sonic boom, a shock wave with infinite energy. And yes, that would be bad.

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