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Space enthusiasts and sci-fi geeks everywhere (including those of us at redOrbit) pretty much broke the Internet on Thursday after online reports surfaced indicating that NASA scientists may have accidentally discovered warp-speed travel.
Faced with the impossibility of travelling faster than the speed of light, what's a science fiction writer to do? The easiest solution is to ignore the problem entirely. The world of science fiction is full of "warp drives," "hyperdrives," travel through "subspace," and their relatives -- the writer simply assumes that someone, sometime, will figure out a way to circumvent the cosmic speed limit.
One of the enduring themes of science fiction is the galactic empire: Thousands of star systems tied together by gleaming spaceships hurtling through the cosmos. And why not? Civilization on Earth progressed from hunter-gatherers eking out a bare existence to planet-spanning empires over the course of a few thousand years. Surely our next step will be to colonize the Galaxy.
Insightful new expose reveals how faster than light travel, green energy development is achievable through physics METFORD, Australia (PRWEB) February 10, 2015
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Whether a quantum object behaves like a wave or like a particle depends (according to the Copenhagen interpretation) on the choice of measurement apparatus used for observing the system, and therefore on the type of measurement performed.
Physicists have proposed an experiment that could force us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behavior of the Universe.
Is it possible to move faster than the speed of light? A group of applied mathematicians at the University of Adelaide believes so, saying they have extended Einstein's theory of special relativity to work beyond the speed of light.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way of producing light pulses that are "superluminal"—in some sense they travel faster than the speed of light.
An optical switch developed at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) spurs the prospective integration of photonics and electronics.
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