.................with apologies to Alistair Cook

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Great joy! Star Trek's Warp Drive Not Impossible..

'No doubt trying to ride the hype train that's currently going for the new Star Trek film, Space.com has a new article detailing how warp drive may not be impossible to achieve. From the article,''The idea is that you take a chunk of space-time and move it,' said Marc Millis, former head of NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project. 'The vehicle inside that bubble thinks that it's not moving at all. It's the space-time that's moving.' One reason this idea seems credible is that scientists think it may already have happened. Some models suggest that space-time expanded at a rate faster than light speed during a period of rapid inflation shortly after the Big Bang. 'If it could do it for the Big Bang, why not for our space drives?' Millis said.' Simple, right?'"

(Via Slashdot.)