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npnw

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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 06:49:50 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-than-light

Dr. Gerald Cleaver, associate professor of physics at Baylor University, and Richard Obousy, a Baylor graduate student, theorize that by manipulating the extra spatial dimensions of string theory around a spaceship with an extremely large amount of energy, it would create a "bubble" that could cause the ship to travel faster than the speed of light. To create this bubble, the physicists believe manipulating the 10th spatial dimension would alter the dark energy in three large spatial dimensions: height, width and length. Cleaver said positive dark energy is currently responsible for speeding up the expansion rate of our universe as time moves on.[51]

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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2012, 12:20:08 AM »
getting in (or out - lol) of a black hole would be the hard part
we will likely never know what's on the other side
we could not survive that kind of gravitational force

ok - now, your thinking like in the movie "Stargate" - where they send in a probe - lol
well - if light can't escape the force, what makes you think the probe's radio signal will

in the movie, i wonder how long it took for the radio signal from the probe to reach them
the planet was supposedly "on the other side of the known universe" - DOH !

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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2012, 05:31:52 AM »
Its just fun to read how science is getting close to science fiction.  :t

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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2012, 05:33:52 PM »
ok - now, your thinking like in the movie "Stargate" - where they send in a probe - lol
well - if light can't escape the force, what makes you think the probe's radio signal will
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I eventually had to shut-up when watching movies that were 'technically wrong', as the family was screaming at me  :biggrin:

The wiff's all smitten as the main actor is about to kiss his girlfriend and I say - "Look, that wheel's turning the wrong way !!".
a barrage of cushions come flying my way... :greenclp:

I could never understand why, when a person says that nothing is faster than light-speed.. they all believe it.  :icon_rolleyes:
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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2012, 07:58:00 PM »
i enjoy sci-fi movies, too   :P
in order to watch many movies or shows, i have to set what i know aside in order to enjoy it - lol

still, my brain can't help but try to figure out how something might actually be done
Star Trek, Next Generation was an old fave
i was always trying to think up ways to engineer the impossible - lol

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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2012, 07:55:08 AM »
...So,...what happened to PETER ???
« Last Edit: July 04, 2012, 05:06:04 AM by Zen »
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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2012, 06:00:29 PM »
The second of a 2 part series on NOVA--the best TV show for almost 40 years--aired Wednesday night.  You can watch both at:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

"Hunting the edge of space"

I watched them both, and it's still a mystery!

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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2012, 11:08:16 PM »
great series - looks like 6 parts, in all   :t

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Re: Dark Energy
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2012, 03:21:08 PM »
My 3 yr old will have to watch the whole thing!