Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [Time] NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Time] NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive  

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
"Nothing can travel faster than light, right? To do so would violate the special theory of relativity, which stipulates that you’d need an infinite amount of energy to accelerate a particle with mass to light speed. We’ve all heard this pretty much since we were kids. Has someone finally proven special relativity wrong? Not at all, but with respect to travel between the stars, someone did come up with a radical-sounding hypothetical workaround 18 years ago."

Alcubierre’s idea: bending space-time in front of and behind a vessel rather than attempting to propel the vessel itself at light-speeds.

"The only catch: Alcubierre says that, “just as happens with wormholes,” you’d need “exotic matter” (matter with “strange properties”) to distort space-time. And the amount of energy necessary to power that would be on par with — wait for it — the mass-energy of the planet Jupiter.

Maybe not. According to NASA physicist Harold White, the energy problem may actually be surmountable by simply tweaking the warp drive’s geometry."



Harold White / NASA

Source
http://techland.time.com/2012/09/19/nasa-actually-working-on-faster-than-light-warp-drive/
Core
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4.0Ghz Asus P6X58D-E Diamond XOC 4870/512 @ 800//4400 Corsair 3x4gb DDR1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x500GB WD RE2 Raid0 Asus Combo, Asus Combo Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2408h Wide Saitek Eclipse II Corsair HX850W Antec 900 Two 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Mediaplay Cordless Black as in Dark abyss 
  hide details  
Core
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 4.0Ghz Asus P6X58D-E Diamond XOC 4870/512 @ 800//4400 Corsair 3x4gb DDR1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x500GB WD RE2 Raid0 Asus Combo, Asus Combo Corsair H80 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2408h Wide Saitek Eclipse II Corsair HX850W Antec 900 Two 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech Mediaplay Cordless Black as in Dark abyss 
  hide details  
post #2 of 15
Professor Cubert Farnsworth is going to sue the crap out of Nasa for stealing his Dark Matter Engine design..

Ivypascal
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570K, 4.6 GHz @ 1.29V Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H eVGA GTX1080 ACX SC 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4SSD2 SATA III (128GB) Windows 10 Pro x64 Viewsonic XG2703-GS & Dell 24' 07WFPHC CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid, MX Red 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX850 Coolermaster HAF 932 Logitech G502 
  hide details  
Ivypascal
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570K, 4.6 GHz @ 1.29V Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H eVGA GTX1080 ACX SC 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4SSD2 SATA III (128GB) Windows 10 Pro x64 Viewsonic XG2703-GS & Dell 24' 07WFPHC CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid, MX Red 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX850 Coolermaster HAF 932 Logitech G502 
  hide details  
post #3 of 15
Yes with the new geometry it would theoretically require the energy mass of the voyager spacecraft. I remember reading about it a year or 2 ago.


Which is magnificently less, however it is still an extreme amount of energy.

6.5×10^19 joules to be exact.
Edited by Cannon19932006 - 5/16/13 at 2:08am
Ryzen 2017
(17 items)
 
Home Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD R7 1700 @ 3.95GHz - 1.425V Asus Prime X370 Pro Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti FE 2000/6000 @ 1.025v 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill DDR4 2933MHz CL16-16-16-35 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
BPX 120GB NVMe SSD *boot* Intel 730 Series 240GB SSD Crucial BX100 1TB SSD Asus DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XG270HU 1440P 144Hz Freesync Cougar 600k Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x1050w Antec 1100 V2 Razer Deathadder Elite Steelseries QCK Heavy 
Audio
Plantronics Rig 500e 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Asus KCMA-D8 Nvidia GT 520 1GB DDR3 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
32GB (4GBx8) Kingston 1066 ECC DDR3 (4x) Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM HDD's out of an old NAS Lightscribe CD/DVDRW Xubuntu 16.04 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 17" 4:3 Trash Dell Membrane OCZ 750w Generic Mid Tower 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Lenovo Laser Tabletop None 
  hide details  
Ryzen 2017
(17 items)
 
Home Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD R7 1700 @ 3.95GHz - 1.425V Asus Prime X370 Pro Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti FE 2000/6000 @ 1.025v 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill DDR4 2933MHz CL16-16-16-35 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
BPX 120GB NVMe SSD *boot* Intel 730 Series 240GB SSD Crucial BX100 1TB SSD Asus DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XG270HU 1440P 144Hz Freesync Cougar 600k Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x1050w Antec 1100 V2 Razer Deathadder Elite Steelseries QCK Heavy 
Audio
Plantronics Rig 500e 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Asus KCMA-D8 Nvidia GT 520 1GB DDR3 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
32GB (4GBx8) Kingston 1066 ECC DDR3 (4x) Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM HDD's out of an old NAS Lightscribe CD/DVDRW Xubuntu 16.04 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 17" 4:3 Trash Dell Membrane OCZ 750w Generic Mid Tower 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Lenovo Laser Tabletop None 
  hide details  
post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Celeras View Post

Professor Cubert Farnsworth is going to sue the crap out of Nasa for stealing his Dark Matter Engine design..


Oh gosh, I see where this is headed.. tongue.gif
post #5 of 15
Need the power of Jupiter? Wow... Maybe those people who theorize aliens are using the sun for travel aint crazy after all tongue.gif
M06
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX6300 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 XFX 7950 - 3GB G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133 CL9 @ 1733... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Blue 500GB WD Black 1.5TB Crucial M4 128GB (OS) LG ODD 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Deepcool Lucifer v2 Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer X223w (1050) LG 22EN33 (1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sharkoon Tactix OCZ ModXstream Pro 700w Modular Corsair 300R CM Storm Xornet 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries Qck+ DOTA2 Edition Edifier e1100+  Sennheiser HD215 Plantronics Gamecom 307 
  hide details  
M06
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX6300 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 XFX 7950 - 3GB G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133 CL9 @ 1733... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Blue 500GB WD Black 1.5TB Crucial M4 128GB (OS) LG ODD 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Deepcool Lucifer v2 Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer X223w (1050) LG 22EN33 (1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sharkoon Tactix OCZ ModXstream Pro 700w Modular Corsair 300R CM Storm Xornet 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries Qck+ DOTA2 Edition Edifier e1100+  Sennheiser HD215 Plantronics Gamecom 307 
  hide details  
post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon19932006 View Post

Yes with the new geometry it would theoretically require the energy mass of the voyager spacecraft. I remember reading about it a year or 2 ago.


Which is magnificently less, however it is still an extreme amount of energy.

6.5×10^19 joules to be exact.


Which interestingly enough is actually a number pretty close to the amount of total electricity consumed by the whole world as estimated in 2008.
Ryzen 2017
(17 items)
 
Home Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD R7 1700 @ 3.95GHz - 1.425V Asus Prime X370 Pro Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti FE 2000/6000 @ 1.025v 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill DDR4 2933MHz CL16-16-16-35 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
BPX 120GB NVMe SSD *boot* Intel 730 Series 240GB SSD Crucial BX100 1TB SSD Asus DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XG270HU 1440P 144Hz Freesync Cougar 600k Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x1050w Antec 1100 V2 Razer Deathadder Elite Steelseries QCK Heavy 
Audio
Plantronics Rig 500e 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Asus KCMA-D8 Nvidia GT 520 1GB DDR3 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
32GB (4GBx8) Kingston 1066 ECC DDR3 (4x) Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM HDD's out of an old NAS Lightscribe CD/DVDRW Xubuntu 16.04 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 17" 4:3 Trash Dell Membrane OCZ 750w Generic Mid Tower 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Lenovo Laser Tabletop None 
  hide details  
Ryzen 2017
(17 items)
 
Home Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD R7 1700 @ 3.95GHz - 1.425V Asus Prime X370 Pro Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti FE 2000/6000 @ 1.025v 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill DDR4 2933MHz CL16-16-16-35 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
BPX 120GB NVMe SSD *boot* Intel 730 Series 240GB SSD Crucial BX100 1TB SSD Asus DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XG270HU 1440P 144Hz Freesync Cougar 600k Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x1050w Antec 1100 V2 Razer Deathadder Elite Steelseries QCK Heavy 
Audio
Plantronics Rig 500e 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Asus KCMA-D8 Nvidia GT 520 1GB DDR3 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
32GB (4GBx8) Kingston 1066 ECC DDR3 (4x) Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM HDD's out of an old NAS Lightscribe CD/DVDRW Xubuntu 16.04 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 17" 4:3 Trash Dell Membrane OCZ 750w Generic Mid Tower 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Lenovo Laser Tabletop None 
  hide details  
post #7 of 15
All I can think is Mass Effect is going to come true biggrin.gif
Ever Evolving
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Diamond R9 280X Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB VLP DDR3 1600 CL9 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Vertex 3 120GB SSD  2x WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA3 WD Caviar Black 640GB SATA2 HP DVD-RW 1170i 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Prolimatech Megahalem 2x Delta AFB1212SHE  7x Cooler Master SickleFlow R4 fans Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Samsung SyncMaster E2420 23.6" 1920x1080 Logitech G15 Corsair HX1000W Cooler Master HAF932 (Fan Mod) 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G400 Generic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.0GHz P4 w/HT Asus P5GDC-V deluxe ATI HD 3450 2GB DDR400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x WD 360GB 1x WD 120GB 3xDead LiteOn DVDROM LiteON DVDRW XP SP3 x86 AG Neovo 17" (Sceptre 21" 1080p died) 
PowerCaseMouse Pad
Ultra 550W oldschool MGE case what mouse pad? 
  hide details  
Ever Evolving
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Diamond R9 280X Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB VLP DDR3 1600 CL9 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Vertex 3 120GB SSD  2x WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA3 WD Caviar Black 640GB SATA2 HP DVD-RW 1170i 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Prolimatech Megahalem 2x Delta AFB1212SHE  7x Cooler Master SickleFlow R4 fans Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Samsung SyncMaster E2420 23.6" 1920x1080 Logitech G15 Corsair HX1000W Cooler Master HAF932 (Fan Mod) 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G400 Generic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.0GHz P4 w/HT Asus P5GDC-V deluxe ATI HD 3450 2GB DDR400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x WD 360GB 1x WD 120GB 3xDead LiteOn DVDROM LiteON DVDRW XP SP3 x86 AG Neovo 17" (Sceptre 21" 1080p died) 
PowerCaseMouse Pad
Ultra 550W oldschool MGE case what mouse pad? 
  hide details  
post #8 of 15
Article is from 9/2012.. Not exactly new news.
broke860
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 860 @ 4.1GHz MSI P55-GD65 ASUS R9 270 G.Skill Ripjaws X series 2x4G 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500G x2 Raid 1 Corsair H100 Win7 Home Premium x64 Asus P235hbmid 
PowerCase
OCZ GameXstream 850W Xigmatek Midgard-W 
  hide details  
broke860
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 860 @ 4.1GHz MSI P55-GD65 ASUS R9 270 G.Skill Ripjaws X series 2x4G 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500G x2 Raid 1 Corsair H100 Win7 Home Premium x64 Asus P235hbmid 
PowerCase
OCZ GameXstream 850W Xigmatek Midgard-W 
  hide details  
post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuell View Post

Need the power of Jupiter? Wow... Maybe those people who theorize aliens are using the sun for travel aint crazy after all tongue.gif

Looks like the Doctor Who writers got it right then. Powering the Tardis with a star.
Errdegahr Ktonos
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 670 4gb Superclocked EVGA GTX 670 4gb Superclocked 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba WD Caviar Black OCZ Vertex 3 OCZ Vertex 4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS asus bw-12b1st Swiftech H320 Silverstone FHP-141 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional 64-bit Benq XL2420T Corsair K90 Seasonic 860 w Platinum 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D  Logitech G400s Razer Vespula Creative Soundblaster Z 
AudioOther
Sennheiser HD 595 Leapmotion 
  hide details  
Errdegahr Ktonos
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 3570k Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX 670 4gb Superclocked EVGA GTX 670 4gb Superclocked 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba WD Caviar Black OCZ Vertex 3 OCZ Vertex 4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS asus bw-12b1st Swiftech H320 Silverstone FHP-141 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional 64-bit Benq XL2420T Corsair K90 Seasonic 860 w Platinum 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D  Logitech G400s Razer Vespula Creative Soundblaster Z 
AudioOther
Sennheiser HD 595 Leapmotion 
  hide details  
post #10 of 15
While the geometry and truth behind spatial distortions is accurate, this is as close to sci-fi as Star Trek at the moment.

Not impossible, but NASA is not building this, we won't see this in our life time, etc.
Snowdevil
(16 items)
 
ASUS G750JM
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[i7 4790K @ 4.4 GHz (1.186v)] [Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark S] [nVidia Geforce GTX 1080] [nVidia Geforce GTX 1080] 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
[G.Skill 32GB DDR3 2133 MHz] [Crucial MX100 256GB] [Phanteks PH-TC12DX] [Win 10.1 Pro] 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
[LG 29UM65 (2560x1080)] [QNIX Evo II LED (2560x1440)] [WASD v2 Tenkeyless] [NZXT Hale90 v2 ] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[ThermalTake GT10 Snow Edition] [Razer Mamba - Chroma] [Razer Kabuto] [Razer Man O' War] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770HQ Intel HM87 Express Chipset Geforce GTX 860M 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD EVO DVD-RW Stock Windows 8.1 
Monitor
1920x1080 TN 
  hide details  
Snowdevil
(16 items)
 
ASUS G750JM
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[i7 4790K @ 4.4 GHz (1.186v)] [Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark S] [nVidia Geforce GTX 1080] [nVidia Geforce GTX 1080] 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
[G.Skill 32GB DDR3 2133 MHz] [Crucial MX100 256GB] [Phanteks PH-TC12DX] [Win 10.1 Pro] 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
[LG 29UM65 (2560x1080)] [QNIX Evo II LED (2560x1440)] [WASD v2 Tenkeyless] [NZXT Hale90 v2 ] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[ThermalTake GT10 Snow Edition] [Razer Mamba - Chroma] [Razer Kabuto] [Razer Man O' War] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770HQ Intel HM87 Express Chipset Geforce GTX 860M 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD EVO DVD-RW Stock Windows 8.1 
Monitor
1920x1080 TN 
  hide details  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [Time] NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive