New warp drive, no exotic matter required!

Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Order2Chaos, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. Order2Chaos

    Order2Chaos Ultimate... Immortal Administrator

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    Press release: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?id=6192
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    Paper: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6382/abe692

    It’s not free without an institutional account, but I’ve downloaded it if anyone wants to dig into it.

    So, uh, holy crap. A non-Alcubierre warp drive, that doesn’t need negative energy density. Maybe we’re on track for a 2063 flight of the Phoenix after all.
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  2. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    So let me guess . . . this astrophysicist was looking at some data and said "Hey, anyone notice this before?"
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    Order2Chaos Ultimate... Immortal Administrator

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    Also, how cool that TNG's "New Ground" predicted soliton wave warp drives, albeit potentially generated from a planet rather than the ship.
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  4. Bickendan

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    Well damn.

    What I want to know is how FTL affect time dilation.
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    Ah, the Albucierre Drive thread indicates that time dilation would be avoided. I hope I'm understanding that right :chris: