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    Thread: Harold White's warp drive and OA
Post: RE: Harold White's warp drive and OA

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/scienc...l?_r=1& New interview.
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 27 67,412 07-25-2013, 09:21 AM
    Thread: Black Hole Starships
Post: RE: Black Hole Starships

Thanks for the thorough explanation Todd, that does help. If I could make a suggestion, it might be worth adding some more explanation in the layman's guide to wormholes. I've been reading the article...
Sim Koning General Setting Discussion 15 196 06-17-2013, 06:28 AM
    Thread: Black Hole Starships
Post: RE: Black Hole Starships

Yeah, I'm aware of the Visser effect that effectively prevents time travel in the OA universe, I was referring more to the comparative ease in which he describes them being manipulated/moved around. I...
Sim Koning General Setting Discussion 15 196 06-16-2013, 09:07 AM
    Thread: Black Hole Starships
Post: RE: Black Hole Starships

Steve raises an interesting point. The reason the particle beam system is suggested in the paper is because, as far as I know, magnetic systems wouldn't work, and the black hole would destroy any mate...
Sim Koning General Setting Discussion 15 196 06-16-2013, 07:06 AM
    Thread: Black Hole Starships
Post: RE: Black Hole Starships

I completely forgot about that. I read through that paper months ago, and I remember that bit about particle beams not making a whole lot of sense to me, and my understanding of physics is very limite...
Sim Koning General Setting Discussion 15 196 06-14-2013, 05:44 PM
    Thread: Magmatter Question
Post: RE: Magmatter Question

http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48572566653b6 "Civilizations looking for relic monopoles typically begin searching within the cores of gas giants. More advanced civilizations look within neutron ...
Sim Koning General Setting Discussion 16 233 06-14-2013, 05:48 AM
    Thread: Black Hole Starships
Post: Black Hole Starships

http://arxiv.org/abs/0908.1803 Are there any black hole starships in the OA universe? I know that there are artificial black holes created for various industrial uses, such as Hawking's knots, an...
Sim Koning General Setting Discussion 15 196 06-14-2013, 05:14 AM
    Thread: Plastic Radiation Shielding
Post: Plastic Radiation Shielding

http://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=37134 Apparently, plastic can make for an effective radiation shield.
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 5 16,590 06-14-2013, 04:51 AM
    Thread: Harold White's warp drive and OA
Post: RE: Harold White's warp drive and OA

http://archive.thespaceshow.com/shows/19...-01-04.mp3 Here is an interview with Harold White and Eric Davis regarding the paper and the experiments. It looks like his more recent paper (the one that...
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 27 67,412 06-11-2013, 05:20 PM
    Thread: Harold White's warp drive and OA
Post: RE: Harold White's warp drive and OA

http://earthtech.org/publications/davis_...ence_2.pdf Here is White's 2011 paper. Unfortunately, it's miles over my head.
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 27 67,412 05-28-2013, 10:40 AM
    Thread: Harold White's warp drive and OA
Post: RE: Harold White's warp drive and OA

(05-10-2013, 11:31 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Actually, if I'm reading this right the ship would go from .2c to 20x c, not 200% (or 2x) c. I have no idea if this is a reasonable idea or not. In OA, we pr...
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 27 67,412 05-10-2013, 03:47 PM
    Thread: Harold White's warp drive and OA
Post: RE: Harold White's warp drive and OA

The Pdf on the NASA site was taken down, but I still have his paper on my computer (it was freely accessible on the NASA site). This is the bit I found most interesting. His version acts as a FTL "boo...
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 27 67,412 05-08-2013, 12:05 PM
    Thread: Fermi Paradox and Percolation Theory
Post: RE: Fermi Paradox and Percolation Theory

I'm curious; over the course of hundreds of millions of years, wouldn't remnants of extinct civilizations spread out over the galaxy due to the drift of stars from their original relative positions? I...
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 6 17,584 05-06-2013, 07:41 AM
    Thread: Transiting Hayward Wormholes
Post: RE: Transiting Hayward Wormholes

(05-03-2013, 12:17 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: This radius relates to the asymptotic flatness requirements for traversable wormholes of the type used in OA. For the details, see the two linked papers at the...
Sim Koning General Setting Discussion 6 108 05-03-2013, 02:03 PM
    Thread: Transiting Hayward Wormholes
Post: RE: Transiting Hayward Wormholes

In regards to the traversable wormholes, I noticed that the layman's guide says, "Modern wormholes are consistently 327 Astronomical Units (A.U.s) in radius from the region of flat-space to the wormho...
Sim Koning General Setting Discussion 6 108 05-03-2013, 05:24 AM
    Thread: Harold White's warp drive and OA
Post: RE: Harold White's warp drive and OA

http://spaceref.com/nasa-hack-space/prop...ogram.html Interesting investigation relating to the recent Popular Science article on the subject. Unsurprisingly, it seems as though the author of the Pop...
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 27 67,412 04-29-2013, 04:55 AM
    Thread: Stanford Torus On The Big Screen!
Post: RE: Stanford Torus On The Big Screen!

(04-23-2013, 05:04 AM)stevebowers Wrote: I don't see anything wrong with the depiction of Elysium, except that it is in low Earth Orbit, wheras it would be a lot safer in a much higher location (but...
Sim Koning Books, Games, Movies, and TV 10 24,470 04-24-2013, 05:24 AM
    Thread: Stanford Torus On The Big Screen!
Post: RE: Stanford Torus On The Big Screen!

Check out the websites. The worldbuilding is incredible. http://armadyne.net/ The "corporate" website http://www.civilcooperationbureau.com/ The Civil Cooperation Bureau site http://www.welcomet...
Sim Koning Books, Games, Movies, and TV 10 24,470 04-21-2013, 09:34 AM
    Thread: Harold White's warp drive and OA
Post: RE: Harold White's warp drive and OA

Thank you very much for the informative response. As you said, even if this is a problem, it would just be another in a long list of problems for FTL warp drives, which doesn't surprise me nor do I fi...
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 27 67,412 04-21-2013, 09:21 AM
    Thread: Fermi Paradox and Percolation Theory
Post: RE: Fermi Paradox and Percolation Theory

Thanks! That helps clarify things considerably.
Sim Koning Real Life But OA Relevant 6 17,584 04-21-2013, 04:32 AM