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German Scientists break the speed of light
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Posted 8/16/07
i wouldnt put too much into this just because Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen claim they have caused light to move at superluminal speed (faster than light) does not mean that they have even if it is in many reputable sources
in theory in order to get from one space to another without having to use an infinite amount of energy would be to create a Einstein-Rosen bridge (more commonly known as a wormhole) or to manipulate space time in front of and behind matter to cause it to accelerate
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Posted 8/16/07

Eros wrote:

At lot of stuffs odd at the quantum level...

shrug, for a similar kind of story, "Infinity Comes in Different Sizes" http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=DFCF15E5-E7F2-99DF-3EAAFAF2776CEFC5

Not that I know enough math or physics to comment on either...

A similar article from 2000:
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/generalscience/faster_than_c_000719.html



Ever heard of Schrödinger's cat? Fun stuff. ^_^
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great....
now for the first living experiments
they try shoot at the speed of light would be lab rats or
hamsters... poor hamsters..
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wow. eee. But they would age just as fast i think??
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Does anyone know much about quantum tunneling?
Isn't it a pretty commonplace phenomenon in quantum physics?
So I'm not really sure what these scientists are actually saying. Kind of a vauge article.
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da germans are coming haha
interesting read, i wonder if star trek will be reality when im around.
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i looked up quantum tunneling on wikipedia as i was reading it i got lost . i just dont get it i understand Einstein-Rosen bridge theory but not this
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Posted 8/16/07
Does this theory have something to do with the idea of teleporting? You know, being able to travel to another place instantaneously?
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*sighs* so we can go the speed of light..woot!1 ^.^
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Soon we'll be teleporting from place to place in the blink of an eye!
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Im comfortable with staying on Earth.

Who knows what crazy alien races will try to destroy us if we fly into their space...

Scary hyper space travel...-_-
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Well.. the better invent materials tough enough to handle the speed of light. Not to mention the human body cant withstand the rigors of speed of light.. lol! talk about disintegration !

Teleportation ? now that may be another theory.

as for quantum physics so far for mankind is the most advanced in theoritical n practical use advancement. Until someone comes up with new materials and new theories... all the talk about speed of light.. is still pretty far off.
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teleportation is possible there are 2 kinds:
Quantum- photons or atoms are moved completely intact (claims have been made that this has been done)
And the other(dont know the name)- an object is broken down into code on a computer and that code is sent to another site where the object is recreated
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(plays the power of love) BACK TO THE FUTURE!
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arrgh! two things i don't like about the first post. (Thanks for putting it up and all it looks kinda cool and ill check it out BUT.)
1. METRIC i really dislike the British imperial measurements, if the us wants to use them fine however all scientific calculations should be done in metric for the sake of simplicity

2. SIGNIFICANT FIGURES measured quantities should be expressed to the correct degree of accuracy, for example the speed of light is 3.00x10^8 m/s where m is METERS.
(there I'm done now thanks for posting this)

edit: I've read it, wait a minute thats it, nothing else i was hoping for a few details!
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