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2022-11-16: Are there Undiscovered Elements Beyond The Periodic Table?

  • 00:48: ... those seem to be hopelessly unstable, and so hardly useful for building warp drives. ...

2021-05-11: How To Know If It's Aliens

  • 14:35: ... we’re covering comments from the last two episodes: our update on warp drive theory, and the one about whether dark matter can be explained by ...
  • 14:48: ... whether understanding quantum gravity might be helpful for developing warp drives. Good insight. All this warp drive stuff is pure general relativity, and ...

2021-04-21: The NEW Warp Drive Possibilities

  • 00:15: He showed us that space and time can be warped - and so the warp drive was conceived.
  • 00:51: And only 15 years after general relativity’s debut, the warp drive was invented, propelling humanity on its first journeys to the stars.
  • 01:27: Space-warp drives, time-warp drives, and eventually just warp drives became an increasingly popular way of breaking Einstein’s rules.
  • 02:12: Today we’re going to pull them apart two new papers on warp drives and see if it’s really time to don our Star Trek cosplay and warp out of here.
  • 02:21: Before we get to the new work, let’s talk light speed and warp drives.
  • 03:13: The warp drive takes advantage of this loophole by accelerating a patch of space relative to its surroundings.
  • 05:30: ... away, and in fact subsequent studies demonstrated that any superluminal warp drive MUST use negative energy ...
  • 06:44: We’ll start with the paper entitled Introducing Physical Warp Drives by Alexey Bobrick and Gianni Martire.
  • 06:58: ... quote the authors: Warp drives are inertially moving shells of positive or negative energy material ...
  • 08:44: ... these researchers also note that even a subluminal reaction-less warp drive would still require negative energy and an enormous amount of it for any ...
  • 13:07: Vinnie, we’ve used your support to build a very real warp drive, which, thanks to this new result from Bobrick & Matire is now possible.
  • 13:30: Like, for example, a cardboard box could be a warp drive.
  • 13:34: So introducing the first type 1 warp drive.
  • 13:38: We’re calling this version the Falco drive, and it’s guaranteed to be literally exactly as effective as any warp drive ever constructed.

2019-10-21: Is Time Travel Impossible?

  • 06:05: Some other time travel options also involve using negative energy densities - for example the Alcubierre warp drive, which we already covered.
  • 06:51: We can’t completely rule out wormhole or warp drive time machines based just on the energy conditions.

2019-01-30: Perpetual Motion From Negative Mass?

  • 00:13: Because you could use negative-mass apples to build warp drives, travel in time, and construct a perpetual motion machine.

2017-11-08: Zero-Point Energy Demystified

  • 05:36: That means the vacuum energy between Casimir plates still produces positive spatial curvature, not the negative curvature required for warp drives.

2017-03-22: Superluminal Time Travel + Time Warp Challenge Answer

  • 00:30: Enter the warp drive, and hyperspace, and star gates, and the infinite improbability drive.
  • 04:33: You decide to wait, taking a century developing an Alcubierre warp drive.

2017-03-08: The Race to a Habitable Exoplanet - Time Warp Challenge

  • 02:54: So you start work on an Alcubierre warp drive.

2016-12-21: Have They Seen Us?

  • 15:22: Grim Reaper Of Trolls is curious about taking their warp drive into a black hole.
  • 15:32: In principle, you can do that with a warp drive.
  • 15:35: The probably impossible technology of the warp drive allows you to cause a patch of space to move at really any speed you have the energy to reach.

2016-04-06: We Are Star Stuff

  • 12:47: And if we haven't managed to build an alcubierre warp drive, well, it'll happen there too.

2016-01-27: The Origin of Matter and Time

  • 11:40: Ectoplasm2369 asks whether you'd feel time dilation in a warp drive.

2015-11-05: Why Haven't We Found Alien Life?

  • 10:20: Well, there's something to work towards on the next episode of "Space Time." Last week we talked about Miguel Alcubierre's warp drive.

2015-10-28: Is The Alcubierre Warp Drive Possible?

  • 00:00: Rumor has it NASA is actually working on a real faster than light warp drive.
  • 00:17: Star Trek warp drives zip around the galaxy at hundreds of times the speed of light.
  • 00:33: ... fans was so inspired by the idea that he decided that the Star Trek warp drive should become a ...
  • 04:13: It suggests that there's something in the deeper union of GR and quantum mechanics, the theory of everything, that prohibits the warp drive.
  • 05:33: ... of space via higher dimensional effects-- literally, a hyper space warp drive. ...
  • 06:49: Even the Kugelblitz engine, the black hole drive, has fewer physics hurdles than the warp drive.
  • 06:54: ... race to motivate the monumental advancements needed to build the first warp drive. ...

2015-10-15: 5 REAL Possibilities for Interstellar Travel

  • 00:36: We have the non-momentum conserving Em-Drive, the Wormhole from Interstellar, and the Alcubierre Warp Drive.
  • 09:55: ... warp drives don't pan out, these are what we'll want to actually explore the galaxy ...

2015-09-30: What Happens At The Edge Of The Universe?

  • 04:17: That's actually the motivation behind the warp drive, which we might get to in a later episode if you're up for the challenge.
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