It's A to Z time again! This year I'm blogging about a variety of science related topics. Hope you enjoy!
A is for the Alcubierre Drive.
This is what I'm basing the warp drive in my series on, combined with the Casimir effect. Of course, I mix magic in with the science to make up for the problems with each idea. :)
In the simplest terms, Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed an equation working with Einstein's theory of relativity to create a bubble around a space ship. Energy would form a bubble that compresses the fabric of space time in front while expanding it in the back of the ship. The effect would push the ship through space and time from one location to another faster than the speed of light.
As with any idea, there are lots of problems with making this a reality. I'll let you see them in the videos below. They are around 10 minutes each, but fascinating. :)
I love this entire video, but if you just want to see the experiment with the plates and negative energy (Casimir effect) start at 7 minutes, 40 seconds.
Links to other information on the Alcubierre Drive.
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