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    Space warp

    What exactly is a space warp?
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    Asteroidal bombardment

    Oh I have magical starships with fancy weapons but I just like to get down and dirty, it's fun. Rocks are free, nukes are cheap and they're both destructive.
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    Does light move as a wave ?

    I'm not a professional physicist but I know that the way light moves through a fiber-optic is pretty hairy. Light phases in and out. This might have something to do with the wave nature of light. I know it gives fiber-optic technicians a hard time.
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    Asteroidal bombardment

    I was thinking about how the "main stream" sci-fi shows have the magical starships with their fancy weapons and that's great but I think if they want to show how war will be fought in space they should know,a good general studies strategy but a great general studies logistics. The first thing...
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    What SciFi universe would you live in?

    I wouldn't live in a new sci-fi universe like AVATAR among others because they assume that all habitable worlds will have sentient life. This gives the feeling that we have no place to go. That's a miserable outlook and I think many sci-fi's have succombed to this idea. I don't find that...
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    What SciFi universe would you live in?

    I could live in my spaceship in my universe because when I hook up I am the spaceship. I feel every electrical impulse the ship is me and I command the voluntary functions of the computer. I sense the sensor stimulus and control the response. My ship has the ultimate of defenses and offensive...
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    What SciFi universe would you live in?

    I think I would like to live in the total recall universe; stop Arnie from activating the terraformation of Mars, because since Mars has no major scale magnetic field all the air would blow off in a couple thousand years or less anyways, and mine the turbinium to build starships to colonize the...
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    What SciFi universe would you live in?

    Larry Niven's Universes. Known Space or the Co-Dominuum.
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    Pumping space-time

    I consider myself a science fiction inventor. I have recently theorized a space-time pumping machine and want to use it as a faster than light propulsion theory. I really like to make my inventions very close to real physics and wonder if anybody knows concretely whether space-time can move...
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    I'm just obsessed with Star Trek. Anyone else?

    I was totally obsessed with trek watching the original series, then the motion picture with V-GER. I used to go to great lengths to memorize the shapes of the starships of star trek drawing them over and over. It inspired me to draw some of my own starships with friends who also drew their own...
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    Galactic time-keeping

    Some multiple of plank seconds I would think.
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    Nuclear pile powerplant

    Maybe I haven't been clear. The point is that I don't want to use any kind of reactor. Fission can be caused to melt down and Fusion can be caused to overload and detonate. Could a huge mass of radioactive material in an isolated part of a space station supply power without matching or exceeding...
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    Nuclear pile powerplant

    I have a basic understanding about the fissioning process in atom bombs and in nuclear reactors but that's not what my question is about. It's about a nuclear pile of a radio-active material. A pile of the element to power a space station of considerable size like say 500,000 Metric Tons. Is it...
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    Graviton Drive: Is this plausible?

    Kind of a depressing prologue is it the artificial intelligence speaking? Also I agree with vemvare, too much technobabble. Maybe; is it possible to manipulate the Higgs field or generate Higgs bosons? I'm not a quantum physicist. It's just that gravitons have not been proven to exist. Higgs...
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    Graviton Drive: Is this plausible?

    Where are you getting the initial energy that generates the antimatter that provides you with energy? I mean it sounds like star trek. star trek runs on antimatter that is loaded onto the ship in containers. Star trek basically runs like batteries. the ship doesn't have the power to generate its...
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    Spaceships and Science fiction

    I think we should not be so easily convinced that space travel is unlikely. I mean Einstein did say "NOTHING EXCEEDS THE SPEED OF LIGHT, HOWEVER THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES" Did he mean no absolute speed of light, no absolute time? I think we are just not seeing the mystery in his math. I'm still...
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    Magnet effect on space-time.

    Can a magnetic field bend space-time?
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    Magnetic effect on light

    Can a magnetic field in a vacuum bend the path of light?
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    Big bang , physical constants , possibilities

    My mistake on the speculation. Thanks for pointing that out.
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    Big bang , physical constants , possibilities

    I think the universe is cyclic; black holes pulling in not just matter but space-time itself then reeling in each other in the end and creating a new big bang singularity and regenerating itself over and over. Weather comes in cycles why not the universe? How did it begin? I think space and time...
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    How much energy does it take to reach relativistic speeds?

    I guess it is sarcasm when you say "have you learned how to use google?", yeah, thanks for you're input buddy. I kind of figure that if I see some one who needs help that I can give; why not give it to them but I'm no atomic physicist so you have me at a weakness here but you don't need to use...
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    How much energy does it take to reach relativistic speeds?

    What relative rocket equation? What have I tried; well, I've tried calculating the energy it takes to reach a velocity approaching lightspeed without relativity then multiplying that by the relativistic factor for that speed however, that does not include the factor for each velocity previously...
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    How much energy does it take to reach relativistic speeds?

    I'm trying to make a chart that displays how much energy it takes a rocket with x mass to reach Y factors of relativistic change but do not know how to build the equation that will give me such information. Can anyone help me with this?
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    Rail gun propulsion

    Lsos I just thought it would dramatically increase thrust capacity.
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    Rail gun propulsion

    Thanks etudiant and thank you Bobywhy. I'll refer to your help.
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    Rail gun propulsion

    Bobbywhy No, none of those are what I am describing. I'm talking about a regular rail gun except instead of a solid round being propelled to high velocities I'm having heated plasma propelled to high velocities. A constant current being applied to the rail and a constant supply of plasma being...
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    Rail gun propulsion

    Is it possible to pervert a rail gun into a rocket? I'm understanding that plasma conducts electricity. If i could supply a rail gun with constant current and send in a constant feed of hot plasma into the rail gun would the machine send out plasma at high enough speeds to be used as a rocket...
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    Velocities in space relative to other objects

    Forgive me if I sound stupid here but is there anything that we could call Dead Space? An essence or quantum material that is traveling at zero velocity to everything? Something that we could say we are all traveling at x velocity relative to. I know we can all say we are traveling at such and...
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    Rocket with higher velocity than its own thruster.

    If I'm traveling at 22000 miles per second and fire a thruster with an exhaust velocity of 1700 miles per second does the thrust creat drag because I'm going faster? If not what is the effect?
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    Science fiction inventor with another science fiction question

    I guess that what I was looking for, I've found and that was a kind of aerogel on steroids. Light as a feather, stronger than steel and super heat resistant. With a sealant coat on the inside to keep the air in. since the aerogel is so light I can use lots of it. I wouldn't have figured...
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