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Scientists hove found Cl loophole in the
General Theory of Relativity that would
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#16 - upsyndrome (05/18/2013) [-]
Anyone remember a certain great great(x30) nephew that had already figured this out and built the ship?
Pic related
#37 - osboom (05/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Correct me if I'm wrong, since I'm not a sci guy or anything, but, does a loophole in a theory mean anything?
A theory is just a theory, having a loophole...would that be "real"?
User avatar #38 to #37 - enkmaster ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
A "theory" can always be assumed to be true until more, better information is brought forward to shoot it down. You're thinking of a hypothesis, which is just a guess. Think of a theory as fact that changes as we learn.
#27 - felixjarl ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
''may''
#50 - angelusprimus (05/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
oh for godsakes
1: its not a fukken loophole, it works inside the theory
2: it was published in 1992
3: you'd need black matter. Which is purely theoretical at this point
#54 to #50 - DangerToManifold (05/18/2013) [-]
the blacks will never matter.
#45 - anonymous (05/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Too bad space-like travel is impossible.
#55 to #45 - DangerToManifold (05/18/2013) [-]
............what?
User avatar #34 - bananamilkshake (05/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
"may have found", "theory"
User avatar #39 to #34 - enkmaster ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
Again, a theory is assumed to be true until proven false by better information and is supported by all observations. A theory and a hypothesis are not one in the same.

The "theory" of stellar evolution may just be a theory, but it is accepted as fact by the scientific community because all observations support it.
User avatar #30 - forgottenmyshorts (05/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Is the loophole bit supposed to be a pun?
#15 - bulkheadshot (05/18/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Regardless if they found a "loophole" in written laws, its a LAW. Plus, its not general relativity because its objects moving at light speed. Therefore it is special relativity.
But, all matter aside, it is impossible to move past the speed of light.
Imagine this. You are hypothetically moving at the speed of light and you hold up a mirror to take a look at yourself.
If you see yourself, then the light travelling to you from the mirror is moving at twice the speed of light. And the speed of light cant travel faster then the speed of light. So, the speed of light must travel at the same speed. And if it is doing so, you are not moving faster then it. What would end up happening is that time around you would slow down to match the speed of light and you would have a smaller inertial frame of reference.
Because this would happen, your frame would end up being non existent, making you matter with infinite energy. And energy is directly proportional to mass. You would swell up into an object that has infinite mass and no space. Or better yet know as not an actual matterful object.
#25 to #15 - joefakes (05/18/2013) [-]
Special relativity is the limit of General Relativity in flat space. Everything described by Special Relativity can be described by General Relativity, which is why it is 'General'.

Also your reasoning for the not being able to travel the speed of light is completely wrong, as the speed of light is constant in all reference frames, so looking at a mirror moving along with you would function normally at any speed.

If you try to get the mirror to move away from you at the speed of light, you will find that it is impossible as velocities transform according to Lorentz transformations, which has a asymptote at the speed of light.

That is in flat space.

Two properties of space allow for faster than light movement:
1 - The expansion of the Universe allows objects very far apart to have a separation speed greater than the speed of light. This has been observed with distant Galaxies.

2 - Certain solutions to the equations of General Relativity lead to a universe which is not simply connected. Which means seperate points in the universe may be connected. This is what people refer to when they talk about wormholes.
User avatar #53 - galkawhm ONLINE (05/18/2013) [+] (5 replies)
How fast is warp speed in km/s?
#52 - anonymous (05/18/2013) [-]
This is what happens when lawyer scientists.
User avatar #47 - DivineInfinity (05/18/2013) [-]
A loophole in the Theory of Relativity means that at some point, something is absolute?
User avatar #35 - anniethreeone (05/18/2013) [-]
The article hints that this "loophole" has something to do with changing between inertial reference frames and changing spacetime geometry (since GR is a U(1) gauge theory), but those mechanics are built in to the Theory of General Relativity: it's not a loophole, GR simply offers an explanation as to why it may be possible.
User avatar #23 - toughactintinactin (05/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
#20 - anonymous (05/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Keyword: Theory
User avatar #19 - dunkleosteus (05/18/2013) [+] (4 replies)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive


Apparently, this would allow you to reach a point in space as if you had travelled there at 10x light speed. The trick is contracting space so you can just jump across.
#12 - anonymous (05/18/2013) [+] (3 replies)
[url deleted] s-Star-Treks-warp-drives-possible--practical.html saw this a while back, couldnt help but remember its awesomeness.
#2 - anonymous (05/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
used the link, got to the page but no content, just a 404 not found
#1 - Memitim (05/17/2013) [-]
Oh yes.

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