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Quantum singularity reactor: theoretically possible?

  1. Jan 21, 2005 #1
    I’ve seen quantum singularity reactors on Star Trek and Babylon 5, and I’ve got a few questions. First of course, are they theoretically possible? How would they work exactly? And how much power could they generate? (One such reactor on a starship in Babylon 5 generates 330 exawatts, for instance, though I don’t know if such a thing is possible.)
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  3. Jan 21, 2005 #2
    What is a quantum singularity reactor? : )

  4. Jan 21, 2005 #3


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    Sounds extremely interesting...All this fcience-siction is driving me crazy... :tongue2:

  5. Jan 21, 2005 #4
    Cool!!! Just what I need to power my tardis. Those flux capacitors really eat the exawatts! :biggrin:
  6. Jan 21, 2005 #5
    The little I have read on it suggests it's the same as what goes inside a black hole, some kind of artificial gravity well. A singularity is a point in space in which physical laws supposedly break down. Matter is continuously fed into the singularity, and this somehow causes an enormous energy release to be used. I have heard it claim to be even more efficient and powerful than a matter/antimatter reactor, which I found interesting. As you may know, a matter/antimatter reactor would yield roughly 90,000 terajoules per kilogram of mass, so the possibility of being more powerful and efficient than a matter/antimatter reactor intrigued me.
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