In the second of today’s new technology stories, it’s the exciting news that NASA have begun work on warp drive.  

[quote]Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility.”[/quote] – Dr. Harold White.

It would appear that NASA now believe that a real life-warp drive is now possible, by rejigging the energy requirements of previous hypotheses.

Dr. White’s team are working on loopholes that are believed to exist in certain mathematical equations.  Such loopholes, though they may sound like nothing, may indicate that warping the fabric of space-time is possible.

According to Gizmodo, “The Eagleworks team has discovered that the energy requirements are much lower than previously thought. If they optimize the warp bubble thickness and “oscillate its intensity to reduce the stiffness of space time,” they would be able to reduce the amount of fuel to manageable amount: instead of a Jupiter-sized ball of exotic matter, you will only need 500 kilograms to “send a 10-meter bubble (32.8 feet) at an effective velocity of 10c.” ‘

Read the entire story at Gizmodo.