If you want to experience the thrill of travelling faster than the speed of light, all you need to do is hitch a ride on the Starship Enterprise and engage the ‘warp drive’. But is this feat of technology actually possible?
“The universe seems to like talking to itself faster than the speed of light,” said Steinberg. “I could understand a universe where nothing can go faster than light, but a universe where the internal workings operate faster than light, and yet we’re forbidden from ever making use of that at the macroscopic level — it’s very hard to understand.”
FTL: Faster Than Light Posters - Created by Adam Flynn Each poster depicts a different ship from the indie game Faster Than Light. FTL is a top-down, real time strategy video game created by indie developers Subset Games. You can read more about the game here.
Scientists officially announced Friday (Sept. 23) that subatomic particles called neutrinos may be passing the ultimate speed limit, zooming at a velocity faster than light. But according to Einstein's special theory of relativity, nothing can cross this barrier. So either the measurements are incorrect, or physicists must revise many trusted theories. Here are 10 that would be affected.
JUMPING IN FOLDED SPACE - The red ship in conventional 3D space, the green ship takes a shortcut through the fourth dimension taking advantage of the fold - often limits movement to specific JUMP POINTS - From manga The Ideon - The Motion Picture - Faster Than Light - Atomic Rockets - "jump" FTL is a sort of rabbit hole. Navigation is done beforehand, in normal Space. Once you make it you have no further control till you pop back out, hopefully where you wanted to go.
NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive