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message 1: by Warren (last edited Sep 11, 2012 11:05AM) (new)

Warren | 1556 comments I still don't totally grog this stuff.
Our local library doesn't' carry "Warp fields for dummies".
I guess I'm going to have to finally read Dr. Kaku's book.

"Space Warp equations are being tested using an instrument called the White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer. At Johnson Space Center, Eagleworks has initiated an interferometer test bed that will try to generate and detect a microscopic instance of a little warp bubble. Although this is just a tiny instance of the phenomena, it will be existence proof for the idea of perturbing space time—a “Chicago pile” moment, as it were. Recall that December of 1942 saw the first demonstration of a controlled nuclear reaction that generated a whopping half watt. This existence proof was followed by the activation of a ~ four megawatt reactor in November of 1943. Existence proof for the practical application of a scientific idea can be a tipping point for technology development."
http://nextbigfuture.com/


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message 3: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments Katie wrote: "My reaction: http://i.qkme.me/353xnp.jpg"

That really cracked me up.
Thanks.


message 4: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments NASA's explanation:
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/cas...

"Second star to the right and straight on till morning."


message 5: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha (craniumrinse) I still want my hover-car, dammit!


message 6: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 6782 comments Mod
Ayesha wrote: "I still want my hover-car, dammit!"

You mean you don't have one yet?


message 7: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha (craniumrinse) Rob wrote: "You mean you don't have one yet?"
No. And I am appalled (Appalled, I say!) that these scientists are working on warp fields instead of levitation. Everyone knows that hover-cars come before warp fields on the future science chronology.


message 8: by Kevin (new)

Kevin | 701 comments They're working on that too though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGw7qQ...


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