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Scientists hove found Cl loophole in the
General Theory of Relativity that would
mow objects to trowel crl l/ s/ TNT) speed. _ ',i"'
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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
#1 - Memitim (05/17/2013) [-]
Oh yes.

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#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 (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.
#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.
#17 to #15 - anonymous (05/18/2013) [-]
There's no known speed limit on how fast space-time can contract or expand, and I do remember reading that at the start of the big bang the universe was, for a few billionths of a second at least, moving faster than the speed of light.
#50 - angelusprimus ONLINE (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
#51 to #50 - iamphoenix (05/18/2013) [-]
I'm sure we'll synthesize Niggarelium soon enough.
#27 - felixjarl ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
''may''
#8 - anonymous (05/17/2013) [-]
look at the Wikipedia page for warp speed
in simple terms you aren't travelling at all the space you are it is just shifted
the area behind you is stretched and the area in-front is squashed
you then move past the squashed zone and you have traveled a massive distance in a very short amount of time
all because you can crush space like it's your bitch
#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 (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?
#18 - monkeyyninja (05/18/2013) [-]
no shit, op
#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.
User avatar #69 - yamiyo (06/09/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Actual question here: Why do they call it redshifting if the wavelength is being stretched out? Wouldn't that be blueshift?
User avatar #53 - galkawhm (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 ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
A loophole in the Theory of Relativity means that at some point, something is absolute?
#20 - anonymous (05/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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User avatar #4 - herpdaki (05/17/2013) [-]
This has been around for a while, although it's good to see it getting more publicity.
#2 - anonymous (05/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
used the link, got to the page but no content, just a 404 not found
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