November 30, 2013

WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: How NASA might build its very first warp drive. “That’s a significant change in calculations to say the least. The reduction in mass from a Jupiter-sized planet to an object that weighs a mere 1,600 pounds has completely reset White’s sense of plausibility — and NASA’s.”

But note the key caveat: “Mathematically, the field equations predict that this is possible, but it remains to be seen if we could ever reduce this to practice.”