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How NASA might build its very first warp drive

How NASA might build its very first warp drive
I want to see this work as much as anyone else on io9, but every time I read an article on warp drive, I expend so much mental energy trying to wrap my head around the concept that my entire left hand side goes numb. Somewhere along the line my understanding of concepts such as the nature of Spacetime is deficient. Here's the problem. When I think about the idea of expanding the conceptual framework that describes the continuum between two abstract concepts, behind a spaceship, whilst contracting the conceptual framework that describes the continuum between two abstract concepts, in front of a spaceship; all I can think of is that this like saying that when in conversation with another person, I can reach out with my hand, grasp hold of the words that are coming out of that other persons mouth and fold them in half. If someone could point me towards some legible books that I could buy that would help me understand where my understanding has gone wrong, I would be grateful. Thanks.

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The sealed bottle garden still thriving after 40 years without fresh air or water David Latimer first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before tightly sealing it shut 'as an experiment'The hardy spiderworts plant inside has grown to fill the 10-gallon container by surviving entirely on recycled air, nutrients and waterGardeners' Question Time expert says it is 'a great example just how pioneering plants can be' By David Wilkes Published: 10:45 GMT, 24 January 2013 | Updated: 09:41 GMT, 25 January 2013 To look at this flourishing mass of plant life you’d think David Latimer was a green-fingered genius.

The Holographic Universe: 12 Keys for Higher Awareness “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong; it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality. It’s that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic system, you arrive at a different view, a different reality. And that other reality can explain things that have hitherto remained inexplicable scientifically: paranormal phenomena, synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events.” – Karl Pribram in an interview in Psychology Today Believe it or not, the universe itself may be a giant hologram constructed in part by the human mind. If this is true, this has vast implications on your perspectives about life. Reaction Engines Ltd To demonstrate the application of SABRE engines to space access, REL has designed SKYLON, the first vehicle designed to be powered by SABRE engines. SKYLON is an unpiloted, reusable spaceplane intended to provide reliable, responsive and cost effective access to space. Currently in early development phase, the vehicle will be capable of transporting 15 tonnes of cargo into space. It is the use of SABRE's combined air-breathing and rocket cycles that enables a vehicle that can take off from a runway, fly direct to earth orbit and return for a runway landing, just like an aircraft. SKYLON will provide aircraft-like access to space to enable:

Self-replicating alien probes could already be here Mathematicians in Scotland calculate that "self-replicating" alien probes could already have explored our solar system and may still be here but undetectable to our current technologies. Drs Arwen Nicholson and Duncan H. Forgan from the University of Edinburgh had previously calculated that if a Voyager-sized probe passing through the galaxy picked up speed using slingshots around stars it could travel 100 times faster than otherwise. The slingshot technique uses the gravitational field of stars or planets to "slingshot" a craft and boost its speed. The Voyager 1and 2 probes launched by NASA in 1977 used slingshot maneuvers around the planets they passed to pick up speed, and Nicholson and Forgan calculated that interstellar probes could use the same technique around stars. Explore further: The fastest and the brightest: BODIPY–tetrazine derivatives as superbright bioorthogonal turn-on probes

Here's NASA's New Design for a Warp Drive Ship Wha!? I thought the Alcoubierre drive was unfeasible due to insanely large energy requirements. Must. Watch. Entire. Video. Jonathan Keats hard at work with efficiency scheme For Immediate Release contact: Time-Dilating Effect of Gravity Enlisted To Increase Productivity… Relativistic Time Management Systems Developed For Individuals, Companies and Cities… Public Invited to Spacetime Industries Launch Event on September 26th at Modernism Gallery September 3, 2013 — Over a century after Albert Einstein first theorized that time is relative, experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats has developed the first practical means of leveraging relativity in business and personal life.

Scientist Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies digg By Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say HOUSTON — A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television's Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say. A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light. A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, however subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy. Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially brining the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science.

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