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Sonoluminescence - The Key To Faster Than Light Travel?

  1. Jul 14, 2004 #1
    A few years ago I was in contact with a physicist by the name of Ray Fleming. He had a theory regarding sonoluminescence being the key to faster than light travel. Here is a direct quote from him on the possibility of a ship traveling faster than light with sonoluminescence:

    "In order to keep inertial ZPF affects from slowing down an object the ZPF (actually a small but significant band of wavelengths of it) has to be kept busy doing something else other than rotating in response to local matter movement. We know that partons respond more energetically to electric charge interactions than matter interactions, because the electric forces are much more powerful, so The ZPF could possibly be disconnected by a high-voltage high-frequency EM device designed to produce a shell around the space craft. I do not know if it is possible to produce such a strong EM field, but I plan to try to make one on a very small scale in a month or so, and test it for unusual properties. You can visualize it as something like a lightning bolt, that has the ability to change the local properties of everything in its path, but stronger, faster, hemispherically shaped, and under continuos control.

    The drive part is a little different. Gravity as we know it is caused by the pressure created by the vacuum fluctuations. As they expand they push on their surroundings, exerting a force. This force is exerted equally in all directions. Gravity comes about because one body blocks some of the pressure from hitting the other body. This means that both bodies have less force pushing them apart than pushing them together, so they move together. Look up Sahkarov's theory if you want more information on this part of the grand unified theory.

    The way a drive mechanism would work would be to disconnect the spacecraft from the ZPF pressure on one side, while allowing it on another side. This way the partons push the craft and no internal energy source is required, other than the one that produces the EM. The speed can be controlled by the percentage and wavelength distribution of the partons that are occupied by the EM device.

    To be faster than light. The spacecraft would have to be isolated by an inner shell. (Note that this is required if for no other reason to prevent the occupants from being flattened by inertial effects.) An outer shell would be for control so it could allow the object to be pushed form one direction and not from another. In order to go very fast, very short high energy wavelengths would have to be blocked. Finding some wavelengths and wavelength specific apparatus that can allow the outer shell to push on the inner shell and craft without squashing the occupants is the big engineering question, and I don't have a good solution at the moment.

    Since the ZPF energy in even one cubic centimeter of vacuum is infinite, it is an infinite energy source that could be used to propel the spacecraft."

    And here is his website: http://www.rayfleming.com/

    What does everybody else thinks?

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  3. Jul 15, 2004 #2
    I have a interest in sonoluminence as well, and have a http://wc0.worldcrossing.com/WebX?14@159.PX45cvPJl7n.0@.1dde6b71 [Broken] that might be of interest. But more then this is the dynamics you are refering too.


    If you can imagine the Bose Nova and the dynamcis in the jets, it would have been not to hard to figure out the dynamics to move through space?

    But more then this, is the understandining that many have been engaged on this subject of warp drive. :smile:
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  4. Jul 15, 2004 #3


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    Sol, it was good of you to bring this in. One minor carp, David Waite at his warp drive math site points out that Alcubierre's naive view of how his warp drive is not necessary, there are "metric engineering" solutions that do FTL without the spacetime bubble effect. As you say, a lot of people have worked on it, not by any means all fictional.
  5. Jul 15, 2004 #4
    In bold, can you speak to this from what you have learnt?

    I post Paul's response to a thread that we had interacted for a period of time
    as shown in thread. Sometimes we do not realize who we have been speaking with, and judging from the responses of those in the know, such childest actions demonstrated towards another like Marcus just does not cut it. Maybe we might see his particpation back here to fill in the gaps and expound further on this as well?

    In this area certain dialogue was truly interesting and guiding.

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  6. Jul 16, 2004 #5


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    Waite has a "rotating metric" - just a proof of principle - that does the job without using the spacetime gradient. These metrics become hard to visualize, but the math is clear. At the site I linked to he leaves calculation of the corresponding momentum-energy tensor as an excersise for the reader.
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    neutron star?

    Why would a neutron star, using the above stated theory of gravity, have such a strong magnetic field if it is only able to block a few kilometers worth of this vacuum pressure?
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