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Atnal
Whats Wrong With This
Posted - 2010.03.08 18:30:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Atnal on 08/03/2010 18:35:55
Warp speed will kill you.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100308/sc_space/warpspeedwillkillyou

Chaos Incarnate
Faceless Logistics
Posted - 2010.03.08 19:16:00 - [2]
 

what? Scifi is physically impractical? Say it ain't so! Laughing

Lance Fighter
Amarr
Posted - 2010.03.08 19:22:00 - [3]
 

The Enterprise never traveled at 'near light' speeds.
full impulse is around 1/4 lightspeed, and warp 1 is.. in theory, lightspeed. Nobody ever travels at warp 1 (its impossible in star trek lore), with the minimum speed usually around warp 3 or 4.


Sanguis Sanies
Amarr
Posted - 2010.03.09 01:21:00 - [4]
 

Quote:
Captain Kirk might want to avoid taking the starship Enterprise to warp speed, unless he's ready to shrug off interstellar hydrogen atoms that would deliver a lethal radiation blast to both ship and crew.


Which is why they have the deflector shield: to deflect atomic and sub-atomic particles so that they don't rip huge holes in the ship....

It's all right there in the manual kiddies. Rolling Eyes

Alex V0X2
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.03.09 01:26:00 - [5]
 

Oh look ma there be geeks here! Rolling Eyes

Trustworthy Joe
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.03.09 01:54:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Alex V0X2
Oh look ma there be geeks here! Rolling Eyes


geeks in the biggest "live out your space fantasy" simulator in the world?


SAY IT AINT SO


Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2010.03.09 03:29:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Sanguis Sanies
Quote:
Captain Kirk might want to avoid taking the starship Enterprise to warp speed, unless he's ready to shrug off interstellar hydrogen atoms that would deliver a lethal radiation blast to both ship and crew.


Which is why they have the deflector shield: to deflect atomic and sub-atomic particles so that they don't rip huge holes in the ship....

It's all right there in the manual kiddies. Rolling Eyes


Plus warp drive doesn't make you go faster than light, it bends spacetime so any atoms you hit are not at 99% of c.

Why does posting this make me feel dirty?

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.03.09 04:24:00 - [8]
 

This is why they have a navigational deflector

How does it work?

On the same principles of the Heisenberg Compensator

But really a warp drive doesn't really accelerate a ship.
To break hit Warp Factor 1 they would need an infinite amount of energy.
Rather warp drive is an Alcubierre Drive
Which warps space time. Any particle would be similarly warped and hit the ship at a manageable speed.

Jin Nib
Resplendent Knives
Posted - 2010.03.09 05:01:00 - [9]
 

Great, a scientist is basing lecture off of misunderstood Star Trek techno-nonsense. Then dismissing other Star Trek techno-nonsense because it doesn't work with the point he is trying to make...

I really can't believe anyone willingly took the time to cover this in an article.

bff Jill
Posted - 2010.03.09 09:33:00 - [10]
 

actually impulse engines are supposed to be able to get you up to about .8 C, according to... one of the movies i think.

But anyway, navigational deflectors and inertial dampeners


 

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