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"Activate the hyperdrive!'
(Apart from the bit about "controversial physics", I don't see any problem. Should put even a 455 Buick "on the trailer") Laughing
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Welcome to Mars express: only a three hour trip
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AN EXTRAORDINARY "hyperspace" engine that could make interstellar space travel a reality by flying into other dimensions is being investigated by the United States government.

The hypothetical device, which has been outlined in principle but is based on a controversial theory about the fabric of the universe, could potentially allow a spacecraft to travel to Mars in three hours and journey to a star 11 light years away in just 80 days, according to a report in today's New Scientist magazine.


The theoretical engine works by creating an intense magnetic field that, according to ideas first developed by the late scientist Burkhard Heim in the 1950s, would produce a gravitational field and result in thrust for a spacecraft.

Also, if a large enough magnetic field was created, the craft would slip into a different dimension, where the speed of light is faster, allowing incredible speeds to be reached. Switching off the magnetic field would result in the engine reappearing in our current dimension.

The US air force has expressed an interest in the idea and scientists working for the American Department of Energy - which has a device known as the Z Machine that could generate the kind of magnetic fields required to drive the engine - say they may carry out a test if the theory withstands further scrutiny.

Professor Jochem Hauser, one of the scientists who put forward the idea, told The Scotsman that if everything went well a working engine could be tested in about five years.

However, Prof Hauser, a physicist at the Applied Sciences University in Salzgitter, Germany, and a former chief of aerodynamics at the European Space Agency, cautioned it was based on a highly controversial theory that would require a significant change in the current understanding of the laws of physics.

"It would be amazing. I have been working on propulsion systems for quite a while and it would be the most amazing thing. The benefits would be almost unlimited," he said.

"But this thing is not around the corner; we first have to prove the basic science is correct and there are quite a few physicists who have a different opinion.

"It's our job to prove we are right and we are working on that."

He said the engine would enable spaceships to travel to different solar systems. "If the theory is correct then this is not science fiction, it is science fact," Prof Hauser said.

"NASA have contacted me and next week I'm going to see someone from the [US] air force to talk about it further, but it is at a very early stage. I think the best-case scenario would be within the next five years [to build a test device] if the technology works."

The US authorities' attention was attracted after Prof Hauser and an Austrian colleague, Walter Droscher, wrote a paper called "Guidelines for a space propulsion device based on Heim's quantum theory".

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:43 pm
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Wow if they can get that working maybe I can interest them in my transporter theory which in some ways is quite similar because it uses a magnetic field to...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:33 pm
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Yeah, right! Either they've had this for years since Roswell or they're finally confident they can reverse-engineer the stuff that's been making them-there disc and triangle-shaped thingies zip around after thousands and thousands of reports and pictures and videos....

Actually this part was interesting: "....cautioned it was based on a highly controversial theory that would require a significant change in the current understanding of the laws of physics. "

Why the caution and controversy? Heck it'll work or it won't and Ptolemy is old news, man!

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- JG300-Stoopy

Actually this part was interesting: "....cautioned it was based on a highly controversial theory that would require a significant change in the current understanding of the laws of physics. "

Why the caution and controversy? Heck it'll work or it won't and Ptolemy is old news, man!


If it bites and scratches.....it's Biology.

If it smells and explodes...it's Chemistry.

If it doesnt work....it's Physics.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:09 pm
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If it bites and scratches.....it's Biology.

If it smells and explodes...it's Chemistry.

If it doesnt work....it's Physics.


My wife fits into all those catagories... Mr. Green Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:35 am
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My wife fits into all those catagories...


OMG! Too friggin' funny!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:09 am
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Its safe to assume your wife doesn't visit here ever. If on the other hand we never hear from you again, we'll know my assumption was wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:25 pm
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If in fact the whachamacallit does actually "slip into another dimension" would they find Jimmy Hoffa?

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