Warp Drive at 10 times the Speed of Light

Star Trek fans rejoice!! Theoretical warp drive is on the fast track. I don't get all the details, but here's the link to the story:


And we also need a picture of what it would look like!!


It's true!! Donuts and donut shapes rule the universe!!
     Posted By: gdanea - Tue Sep 18, 2012
     Category: Space Travel

Wow! That is an amazing possibility! What a great story gdanea!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/18/12 at 11:17 PM
I'm going to have to call foul and defend Mr. Roddenberry. The article says that in 1994 some dude "suggested" a concept for a warp drive. Hell! Gene "suggested" it 30 years earlier! No one thought to talk to Scottie?

Now, lets talk about things being shaped like donuts in space:
Look at our International Space Station.

Now, look at what a genius thought up!

Design by committee! And we've even abandoned that! 😠
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/19/12 at 02:10 AM
The drive is one thing. All the ancillary devices to make the environment of the starship work is needed also - artificial gravity fields, inertia absorption fields (wouldn't do to have the crew turned into goo on the rear bulkhead when the drive is switched on), deflection shields to take care of the odd rock in the path of the ship, a fusion / matter-antimatter power source, etc.

Look up the Dean Drive, a reactionless method of propulsion. Not exactly a powerhouse device but even small amounts of thrust over long periods of time will generate great velocities. The claim is that there was a working model at one time but has gone missing.
Posted by KDP on 09/19/12 at 10:40 AM
David Weber covers most of the practicalities of how interstellar travel would take place in his Honorverse series. The suspension of disbelief for the series is that humans have learned how to bend gravitons like pretzels, and that some gravitonic signals (the footprint of a ship coming out of hyperspace, for example) travel faster than life.
Posted by TheCannyScot on 09/19/12 at 01:34 PM
*light. Not life. I blame the jet lag, the jet lag and the dehydration. Not fat fingers at all, nosiree.
Posted by TheCannyScot on 09/19/12 at 01:36 PM
I've always been warped 😝
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/19/12 at 04:57 PM
Yes, but in a good way honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/19/12 at 07:35 PM
Hey, it's a start, anyway. If they keep going with this idea, we might actually be able to replicate the travel method used when the ancestral aliens visited and warped our own DNA to make us their slaves - maybe in a thousand years.
Posted by done on 09/20/12 at 12:26 AM
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