1. Subscribersonhouse
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    08 Oct '12 20:57
    http://phys.org/news/2012-10-physicists-special-relativity.html

    No warp drive yet but the math is starting to show up.
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    09 Oct '12 11:20
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2012-10-physicists-special-relativity.html

    No warp drive yet but the math is starting to show up.
    The math has been there for some time. I remember a theory from the 80's where tachyons could be reasonbly well explained. As long as they stayed above the speed of light. Crossing the boundary is the challenge. And as the authors of the paper you quote say They found a different way to see things, they don't claim to be able to break the barrier.
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    09 Oct '12 14:041 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    The math has been there for some time. I remember a theory from the 80's where tachyons could be reasonbly well explained. As long as they stayed above the speed of light. Crossing the boundary is the challenge. And as the authors of the paper you quote say They found a different way to see things, they don't claim to be able to break the barrier.
    Which is why I said 'no warp drive yet'. They talk about tachyon's in the piece also.