## Friday, August 22, 2008

### New Incentive Toward Space Travel?

The speed of light in the vacuum of free space is an important physical constant usually denoted by the letter c.[1] It is the speed of all electromagnetic radiation, including visible light, in free space. It is the speed of anything having zero rest mass.[2] The SI metre is defined such that the speed of light in a vacuum is exactly 299,792,458 metres per second[3] The speed of light can be assigned a definite numerical value because the fundamental SI unit of length, the metre, has been defined since October 21, 1983, as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second; in other words, any increase in the measurement precision of the speed of light would reduce the uncertainty in practical realizations of the metre but would not alter the numerical value of c. The approximate value of 3×108 m/s is commonly used in rough estimates (the error is 0.07%). In imperial units, the speed of light is about 670,616,629.4 miles per hour or 983,571,056.4 feet per second (roughly one foot per nanosecond), which is about 186,282.397 miles per second.

Sinister looking fellows and thoughts of the crazy scientists. White jackets and all.

It is of course necessary to see this in context with the following article and while we exemplify the photon and a massless entity, it is important to see where current research is taking us with regard to new theoretical thoughts.

Two Baylor University scientists have come up with a new method to cause a spaceship to effectively travel faster than the speed of light, without breaking the laws of physics.

Dr. Gerald Cleaver, associate professor of physics at Baylor, and Richard Obousy, a Baylor graduate student, theorize that by manipulating the extra spatial dimensions of string theory around a spaceship with an extremely large amount of energy, it would create a "bubble" that could cause the ship to travel faster than the speed of light. To create this bubble, the Baylor physicists believe manipulating the 10th spatial dimension would alter the dark energy in three large spatial dimensions: height, width and length. Cleaver said positive dark energy is currently responsible for speeding up the expansion rate of our universe as time moves on, just like it did after the Big Bang, when the universe expanded much faster than the speed of light for a very brief time.
Traveling Faster Than the Speed of Light: Two Baylor Physicists Have a New Idea That Could Make It Happen by Matt Pene

These images all show the 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-fold eversions in the upper left, lower left, upper right, and lower right cornerse, respectively. First we see an early stage, with p fingers growing in the p-fold everion. Next we see an intermediate stage when the fingers have mostly overlapped. Finally we see the four halfway models. For p odd, these are doubly covered projective planes.

If this process has been used in the "motivation of the early universe toward topological expression, as "one of the many," then this process theoretically by design could be used to move such a craft?

So you see, the architecture of bubble manufacture can be useful, instead of just one of many possible universes, we use the action to propel the craft. The basis of this exploration has to incorporate an understanding of where Equilibrium is created and how such use can be used to travel the Lagrangian skies.

See:
The Elastic Nature?