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Warp Drive & Transporters: How 'Star Trek' Technology Works (Infographic)

The original "Star Trek" television series featured technology that had first appeared decades earlier in science fiction stories. Pulp heroes had …

Physics

Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …

Space Travel

How NASA might build its very first warp drive

A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the …

Warp Speed, Scotty? Star Trek's FTL Drive May Actually Work

In the "Star Trek" TV shows and films, the U.S.S. Enterprise's warp engine allows the ship to move faster than light, an ability that is, as Spock …

Physics

Will We Ever Visit Other Stars?

Warp Factor

A NASA scientist claims to be on the verge of faster-than-light travel: is he for real?<p>Last September, a few hundred scientists, engineers and space enthusiasts gathered at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Houston for the second public meeting of 100 Year Starship. The group is run by former astronaut …

NASA physicist explains how a warp drive could be a 'passport to the universe'

Back in September, plans for a NASA-built warp drive were revealed, bringing with them the possibility of exploring parts of the universe previously deemed unreachable. In an extensive interview with <i>io9</i>, Harold White, the physicist behind the project, explains how "faster-than-light" travel might …

Nasa physicist says warp drive is more feasible than thought

Nasa scientists now think that the famous warp drive concept is a realistic possibility, and that in the far future humans could regularly travel …

What's up with NASA's warp drive spaceship?

Here's the best way I can sum up this story: Yes, some NASA scientists are working on a design for a warp drive. No, that doesn't mean warp drives …

Is Warp Drive Possible?

Warp Drives!

NASA Working On Faster-Than-Light Warp Drive 2013

How to break the speed of light

E=mc² is Incomplete

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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WARP DRIVE CAPABILITY AMONG THE GOALS OF DARPA: PART ONE

<i>Many</i> of you sent this to me, Mr. VT, Ms P.H....so many in fact I cannot thank you all, but I agree with all of you, this is one that is highly …

NASA Working On Faster-Than-Light Warp Drive 2013

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Quantum interaction: 10,000 times faster than light

<i>By Jesse Emspak</i><i><br>LiveScience</i><p>How fast do quantum interactions happen? Faster than light, 10,000 times faster.<p>That's what a team of physicists led by Juan Yin at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai found in an experiment involving entangled photons, or photons that remain …

WARP DRIVE CAPABILITY AMONG THE GOALS OF DARPA: PART TWO

Yesterday I talked about the public admissions by DARPA and NASA that they were conducting actual <i>experiments</i> on the notion of a warp drive for deep …

NASA Is Working On Warp Drive Technology

The gap between science fiction and science fact is getting smaller every day. Dr. Harold “Sonny” White of the Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the …

Space Travel

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive

You know that scene in the film <i>Contact</i> where the “Machine” is spooling up, its three spinning rings kicking out crazy light and an electromagnetic …

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 …

Warp Drive Might Actually Become a Real Thing; We’ll Wait

Well, we already have communicators and hyposprays; Microsoft is working on the Holodeck; and now it looks like humanity might invent the warp drive …

Space Travel

Warp Drive

Is it possible? Even if it’s very unlikely, it’s such a high payoff that it’s worth devoting some resources to. In the mean time, I’m much more …

NASA's Super Secret Warp Drive Program

<b>Keith's 7 April note:</b> Did Harold White sign NDAs as an individual? I am not sure how you can do that while working on taxpayer-funded projects as a …