Post Reply The Future is Now!!! (not a Pkmn thread)
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Posted 5/1/15
Guys, I'm proud to announce that we have finally invented EM Space Travel, which basically means we've invented way to cut off years of space travel only using hydrogen, oxygen, a battery, and electromagnetism.

"The concept of an EM Drive as put forth by SPR was that electromagnetic microwave cavities might provide for the direct conversion of electrical energy to thrust without the need to expel any propellant."

And if you continue...

"Moving out from LEO, Mr. March, from NASA EagleWorks, noted that a spacecraft equipped with EM drive technology could surpass the performance expectations of the WarpStar-I concept vehicle. If such a similar vehicle were equipped with an EM Drive, it could enable travel from the surface of Earth to the surface of the moon within four hours. Such a vehicle would be capable of carrying two to six passengers and luggage and would be able to return to Earth in the same four-hour interval using one load of hydrogen and oxygen for fuel cell-derived electrical power, assuming a 500 to 1,000 Newton/kW efficiency EM Drive system."

This is the breakthrough of the century. They've been developing it since 2001, had an experimental model last July, and just came out with the breakthrough yesterday.

What do you think humanity will be capable now with being able to travel space much faster without expending so many resources?

Discuss.

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but at the moment it's not even confirmed that they have. From various articles i've read they think they've discovered it, but it's not even been replicated yet so it isn't confirmed as plausible. Once they can replicate it easily only then can we begin to discuss it's actual implementation.
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BlackStarLine wrote:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but at the moment it's not even confirmed that they have. From various articles i've read they think they've discovered it, but it's not even been replicated yet so it isn't confirmed as plausible. Once they can replicate it easily only then can we begin to discuss it's actual implementation.


Actually, they have replicated it and tested it in a zero gravity zone, if you read the article further. Furthermore, we've had the technology to create a working model for this since the 1980s; it was only just proven to actually work. The date of the Article I just posted was April 29th, 2015, so I can confirm this is new information.
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Posted 5/1/15 , edited 5/1/15
Not a pkmn thread? I was expecting a pkmn thread damn it
Posted 5/1/15
Exciting news.... for astronauts and people who work in space travel. Not so much for common people like me.

I can't wait for space tourism though, this technology could bring space tourism closer (and hopefully before my death).

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Posted 5/1/15
Maybe one day all this technology and money will be spent on underwater exploration!
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Posted 5/2/15
To implement what you're talking about,in the US, could be decades away considering the circuitous route it's funding would take.Look how long it took just to put together the Space Shuttle program, and in today's political climate?Good Luck.
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Posted 5/3/15
Where can I read the original article?
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Posted 5/4/15 , edited 5/4/15
The EM drive is an interesting idea, but that four hours figure isn't going to be valid for 50 years as per the article, if things go according to projections, which may or may not be the reality.

Nevertheless, it definitely is a huge advancement in space travel, but the future seems like it still might be a little ways away. Personally I believe in that time period there will be many more 'breakthroughs' in areas such as biotechnology, AI, etc.. so this is only the tip of the iceberg in my opinion.
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Posted 5/4/15


I think it's time we blow this scene...
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Posted 5/4/15
Can it be Outlaw Star instead? I want cat girls...
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