The Chinese working on a Warp drive.

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  1. Veho
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    Chinese Creating First Warp Drive?

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    More formally known as the "electromagnetic drive," or "emdrive" for short, this steampunk-looking device converts electrical energy into thrust via microwaves, in a way that some physicists believe is impossible. But the Chinese claim they're building a prototype right now.

    British scientist Roger Shayer caused a stir when New Scientist highlighted his claims that an em drive could violate strict Newtonian physics, thanks to an effect of Einsteinian relativity. The drive works by filling a "tapering resonant cavity" with microwaves. Critics have dismissed Shayer's idea as another perpetual motion machine, and the British government cut off his funding. But his assocation with China's Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an paid off, and the NPU team has been able to confirm Shayer's work independently. They also claim they're building a a thruster based on Shayer's theories.

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  2. laminaatplaat

    laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Black holes and Warp drives, will 2008 become the next step in the earths tech tree?
     
  3. Cermage

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    nah bra, its the cheap chinese LHC. in all honesty i want to see how this thing turns out >_>
     
  4. da_head

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    bet its gonna blow up and kill lots of ppl.
     
  5. strata8

    strata8 Look! A pointless distraction!

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    over there
    I fail to see how this is a warp drive, but it is interesting nevertheless.
     
  6. weiff

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    You knows... maybe the warp core explosion will be able to close the black holes from the hadron collider... Perhaps they are thinking ahead.


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    still waiting for everyone to stop laughing....
     
  7. Costello

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    I don't get it .. what is this supposed to do ? concretely?
     
  8. CockroachMan

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    LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAAAAAAAIN! \o/

    Isn't it like a teleporter?
     
  9. Veho
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  10. berlinka

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    Warp me up scotty...doesn't sound as good eh? They first have to change the name for me to get interested in this device.
     
  11. weiff

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    It is not the teleporter... it is the propulsion... how much Star Trek have you watched?
     
  12. shaunj66

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    This will go great with the spare space ship I have in my garden shed.
     
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  14. weiff

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    Actually, I agree. I think they are just looking to brew their tea faster.... What were we worried about?
     
  15. CockroachMan

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    Oh.. so the chinese are trying to get to other galaxies first..

    I hope it doesn't work.. don't want the Grox to notice that the Earth exists [​IMG]
     
  16. Bridgy84

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    Warp to 7.5 ..... Engage!!!!
     
  17. UltraMagnus

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    ok, I am sceptical..... from the description it sounds like nothing more than a microwave magnetron with a horn on the end...

    still, if it actually works, make it so!
     
  18. Ace Gunman

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    Who's worried? As long as they don't warp jump while in the atmosphere of Earth it's all good. [​IMG]
     
  19. Orc

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    I'll be worried if they try warping into my black hole.
     
  20. Ace Gunman

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    Pssh, you totally want it from the Chinese.