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The Feasibility of Interstellar Propulsion

Recent revelations of NASA’s Eagleworks Em Drive caused a sensation on the internet as to why interstellar propulsion can or cannot be possible. The nay sayers pointed to shoddy engineering and impossible physics, and ayes pointed to the physics of the Alcubierre-type warp drives based on General Relativity. 1,028 more words

Future Physics

Will we ever colonize distant worlds?

On first glance, that question seems absurd. Humans are an adventurous species, so the thinking is of course we’ll spread out among the stars, especially as word comes of more and more planets that may be close to Earth-like. 356 more words

Geek Eclectic Plays: FTL Part 1

In this episode of Geek Eclectic Plays, Nick does a playthrough of FTL (Faster Than Light). It’s safe to say that this is a Nick heavy episode, so it’s possible that there is some crude language…you’ve been warned. 9 more words

Video Games

No, they haven’t invented warp drive!

The media is screwing things up again. With headlines about “warp drive”, they are not only getting the physics wrong, they are also misunderstanding Star Trek… 550 more words

EmDrive - Has NASA Created a Warp Field?

The latest news out of NASA is that the experimental EmDrive has produced some rather interesting results. While the propulsion system, which doesn’t run on any kind of fuel and produces microwaves to provide thrust, is highly experimental and very controversial, it’s created a lot of buzz recently. 339 more words

Science

SR #25: FTL Drive

We’re finally sliding into home plate in this series (it’s baseball season, so I get to use baseball metaphors now). After spending a lot of time looking into how… 1,303 more words

Science