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Old 09-20-2012, 10:32 AM   #1432
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Here's the article I was thinking about. It was an Australian group
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03...er_warp_drive/

Here's the kicker
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The problem is that the Alcubierre Drive spaceship is going to encounter matter during its trip: space is only nearly empty, not completely empty. Matter traveling towards the ship, the paper says, will become "time locked" with the ship. When the ship decelerates, these hitch-hikers are released from the bubble emitting huge amounts of energy as gamma rays and high-energy particles.

"The amount of energy released infront of the ship is unbounded, as we can increase the energy of the released radiation and particles simply by travelling across a larger distance," McMonigal explained.
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