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It is conceivable to develop a warp drive that does not violate the rules of physics

Vertical drives may be becoming a reality. There may not be previous ideas on how to build these fictitious devices that require exotic forms of matter and energy, but in…
A pancake-shaped ship would make an ideal warp drive
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Vertical drives may be becoming a reality. There may not be previous ideas on how to build these fictitious devices that require exotic forms of matter and energy, but in theory, there may be new ideas for transmitters. Warping motion does not violate the laws of physics. However, it may not be practical in the near future due to the need for ultra-dense materials.

As the name implies, vertical drives aren’t really motors. Instead, it is a space-time bubble protected by a shell of matter, the interior of which may have basic properties different from the outside. A vertical drive cannot move in space on its own without additional propulsion means, but in theory, it stretches or compresses the surrounding space-time to travel faster than the speed of light, thus increasing the speed of light. It may break.

“Einstein’s theory of relativity limited only those that move in space-time, not the speed of space-time itself,” said Sabine Hossenfeld of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Frankfurt, Germany. “In principle, you can overcome this limitation by distorting space-time and trying to achieve a certain speed.”

The first proposed method was proposed by Miguel Arcbiere in 1994 but required strange matter with negative energy rather than the positive energy of ordinary matter. There is no evidence that such a substance exists, so independent research organizations Alexey Bobrick and Gianni Martire of the New York Applied Research Institute have proposed a modification that allows warp drives to be created from the real thing. Without the negative energy, the speed of light cannot be exceeded, but its impact on time can be useful for long-distance space travel.

Their idea is based on the fact that in the presence of a strong gravitational field, the passage of time appears to be slowed down by the influence of the general theory of relativity. With vertical drives, this effect allows people within a physical enclosure to travel long distances in a relatively short amount of time.

The strength of this effect depends on the mass of the shell. The heavier the mass, the slower it moves inward than it does outward.

“In a sense, burritos are a passenger-satisfying ride-hailing service, but they’re not that exciting,” Bobrick said. The fascinating effect of tortillas

There is very little wrapping inside the burrito so it doesn’t distort time and space and the content moves in the usual way over time. Even if the tortillas used to make burritos are very large, they are not the ideal vertical loaf. The team found that a flat round with the largest side facing forward was most effective, just as the pie was facing one side.

The mass required for a measurable effect is enormous, higher than the mass of the entire planet. “If we compress the mass of the entire Earth into a crust that is 10 meters in size, the time-velocity correction inside it is still very small, only about an hour a year.” Bobrick.

Therefore, a true warp drive, even a small one, is still a science fiction novel. “We can’t make it at this time because the density required to measure it is so high that it won’t work for the next few hundred years,” Hossenfelder said. “

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