Take a leap into hyperspace (10)

1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2006-01-06 15:19 ID:sMjh+ojt

"According to the paper, this hyperdrive motor would propel a craft through another dimension at enormous speeds."
"a space propulsion researcher at the US Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories has said he would be interested in putting the idea to the test."

"This will require a huge rotating ring placed above a superconducting coil to create an intense magnetic field. With a large enough current in the coil, and a large enough magnetic field, Dröscher claims the electromagnetic force can reduce the gravitational pull on the ring to the point where it floats free. Dröscher and Häuser say that to completely counter Earth's pull on a 150-tonne spacecraft a magnetic field of around 25 tesla would be needed."

"a spacecraft fitted with a coil and ring could be propelled into a multidimensional hyperspace. Here the constants of nature could be different, and even the speed of light could be several times faster than we experience."

2 Name: Mad Scientist 2006-01-08 10:11 ID:74l1jv5W

Jesus christ, so Cowboy Bebop wasn't really that far off. O_o

3 Name: Mad Scientist 2006-01-08 23:19 ID:+lTAYDt2

They are supposedly relying on this Heim guy's theories who sounds like a crank.

4 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2006-01-09 14:31 ID:0CXTPc9Q

Heim was apparently about half of a crank. He did produce some work which makes testable predictions, but it's largely incomprehensible without great effort, so it's kind of hard to tell if there's anything to it.

Much more fun is the suggestion to use the Z-machine to test it, because the Z-machine not only has an awesome name, it also looks damn cool: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_machine

5 Name: Mad Scientist 2006-01-19 17:26 ID:bxA1Zwpq

If they can actually build something like this, I will be the first one to shout my praise from the rooftops. Until then, judgment is reserved.

6 Name: Mad Scientist 2006-02-19 11:29 ID:MrnwyQdX

> spacecraft fitted with a coil and ring could be propelled into a multidimensional hyperspace


7 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2006-02-19 15:35 ID:Heaven

8 Name: Mad Scientist 2006-02-23 17:30 ID:02lTM6XN

Seems like the theory has hardly ever been peer reviewed. That alone is awkward. Also, the complicatedness of the theory is disturbing. When talking about fundamental forces, they should be easy to describe.

9 Name: Mad Scientist 2006-02-27 17:08 ID:Heaven

I say we build it and test it on random people

10 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2006-02-28 01:50 ID:Heaven

Philadelphia Experiment says it's not a good idea to test it on random people.

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