Star Trek Science: Is Warp Drive Possible?

In honor of the Trekkies (or Trekkers, depending on preference) beaming into Las Vegas convention centers this weekend, check out physicist Lawrence Krauss discussing the practical realities of constructing transporters and warp drives. Krauss, the author of The Physics of Star Trek, goes over what’s plausible on the USS Enterprise—and what’s not—at the World Science Festival.

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LucasVanDuyn
LucasVanDuyn

The tricorders been invented already, why do you think cell phones are so popular?

sirald66
sirald66

.....and no mention of phasers or tricorders in the piece.  {sigh}

Andre Funderburk
Andre Funderburk

I like to think that star trek is the blue print to all future tech.