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Old 06-13-2007, 06:41 AM   #1
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Interesting article, but I don't think they'll be testing a working model in five years. And who the hell is Burkhard Heim?

US Government Investigates Travel in other Dimensions

Oh... he's This Guy.

And a link to the 2004 paper: Guidelines for a space propulsion device based on Heim's quantum theory (pdf)

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Old 06-13-2007, 07:13 AM   #2
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There was some stuff on this guy in New Scientist.

he had, as I recall, a fringe* interpretation of quantum Theory, that was consistent with experiment but is not shared by most physicists. In other words, there is a good chance his theory is wrong.

*Not fringe as in nutjob, just fringe as in most physicists don't hold to it.

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/...yperspace.html

I suppose it's worth testing his ideas, though I'm not holding my breath.

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:15 AM   #3
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We can't even make a decent fusion reactor using well known theory that is actually correct (as far as we know), so I wouldn't get too excited about any hyperspace engines. I agree with ADT though. It's worth looking.

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:18 AM   #4
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An interesting idea, but if the physics do turn out to be legit and this idea is plausible, you have watch out cause you don't want to end up in a situation like thisthis
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:57 AM   #5
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There is no fucking way I'm putting my testicles on a ship that generates a magnetic field powerful enough to go to another dimension.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:50 PM   #6
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That is why I like this forum so much, I can even learn about physics. I have to admit that my knowledge of physics is very little so it helps me to read your posts.
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:21 AM   #7
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Yeah right. Where are the flying cars and robots that can do anything that are common in every household? Wasn't this a vision of the future proposed in the 50's?
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Old 06-17-2007, 05:06 AM   #8
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Yes, and it came true in the 60's with the Jetsons.
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Yes, and it came true in the 60's with the Jetsons.
I meant in real life.

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Old 06-17-2007, 05:22 AM   #10
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My favorite is the film footage with Sikorsky showing off his "personal helicopter" complete with grocery basket. In one swell foop, he proposed a vehicle that's more dangerous than a Ford pinto without brakes or seat belts, gets worse gas milage than a military hummer, and has less cargo capacity than a Vespa scooter.
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Yes, and it came true in the 60's with the Jetsons.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:45 PM   #12
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I meant in real life.

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Does anyone else think that five years is a bit of a strict deadline for putting a hyperdrive together?

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Old 06-18-2007, 01:57 PM   #13
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Does anyone else think that five years is a bit of a strict deadline for putting a hyperdrive together?
From the discussion so far, I would confidently guess that a cartoon or even maybe a CGI representation of a hyperdrive could appear within five years ... except is already has.

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