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If I fuse myself with antimatter, well then it wouldn't really matter.
It would matter, because the resulting energy released would blow easily 500 cities up.
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One step closer to building a warp engine.
I hope your trolling, or being sarcastic, otherwise this is completely idiotic.

I didn't realise you even comprehend the physics involved in any universe other then the fictional ones.
    
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It would matter, because the resulting energy released would blow easily 500 cities up.
Basically. And therein lies the whole fluke in star trek's idea of a teleporter. By breaking you down into energy, it releases enough energy to blow up, as you said, a rather large chunk out of a continent.
    
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I don't think anyone in here has taken freshman physics, (and I don't remember most of it). Hydrogen = 1.67 x 10^-24g. The E of each would be E= (1.67 x 10^-24g)(186,282^2). I don't know what the explosive yield of TNT is but to get an equivalent explosive yield from a anti/normal matter reaction wouldn't require more than nominal amount (relative) of reactants.
Why is your speed of light 186,282?

I thought it was 2.99*10^8

But otherwise I have to agree with you.
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Basically. And therein lies the whole fluke in star trek's idea of a teleporter. By breaking you down into energy, it releases enough energy to blow up, as you said, a rather large chunk out of a continent.
I don't see any fluke in that. It's conceivable that kind of energy would be common place in the future.
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I don't see any fluke in that. It's conceivable that kind of energy would be common place in the future.
A few hundred megatons?

That's probably in the same area as the amount of energy released in the earthquake that hit Japan.

Explain to me how you would build a capaciter that large? And if you suffer any error and cannot re integrate the person your space ship will explode and take out anything in several mile radius along with it.

Theres a difference between science fiction and reality.
    
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Why is your speed of light 186,282?

I thought it was 2.99*10^8
186,282 I believe is miles, 299 would be meters. I think. This isn't my department.
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and like RonindeBeatrice said, is producing anti matter takes enormous amount of energy but storing it takes large amount of energy as well. Well Dan Brown and his Angels& Demons? forget it. He would have to tote the whole reactor along to create magnetic field to store anti matter. The moment anti matter touches anything, it's gone.
oh and it'd be funny if there wasn't enough energy for the 16 minutes of holding anti matter that they had to pull the power from the grid causing brown outs in local area.
Dude, considering the amount they had, I could have probably powered it with my car battery.

Remember, the amount of force needed to control it is directly related to it's weight.

And the mass of a proton is 1.672*10^-27 kilograms.

If you actually have small enough amounts you may not even need electromagnets, just an extremely complex setup of normal magnets.

antimatter is not some sort of mystical world ending material. That's what amateur physicists need to get into their heads. And by "amateur" I mean science fiction enthusiasts.
    
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186,282 I believe is miles, 299 would be meters. I think. This isn't my department.
Huh, that's... interesting. Using miles in an equation where the mass is given in the metric system is typically a very, very, very bad idea.
    
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Huh, that's... interesting. Using miles in an equation where the mass is given in the metric system is typically a very, very, very bad idea.
I'm a fat guy babysitting my boxes for the Chimp Challenge, not a physicist. I just thought a little bit of math would help the guys talking about the world ending 309 anti-hydrogen atoms.
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