Friday, March 16, 2012

Warp drive could be a doomsday weapon - Jude Dineley

Not the sort of sensationalist headline you see every day!

"SYDNEY: The search for the Holy Grail of intergalactic travel has encountered a slight hitch, say Australian scientists.

Recent research predicts that upon reaching its destination, the theoretical Alcubierre warp drive – a speculative idea proposed by Mexican theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre in 1994 by which a spacecraft could be accelerated to speeds greater than the speed of light - would unleash a high energy cocktail of particles and radiation, blasting anyone in its path “into oblivion”."

3.5 out of 5