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FTL Travel: Not so impossible after all?:

 26 Trivialis, Mon, 17th Sep '12 9:36:40 PM from contemplation
Happiness
To pump fresh water, I guess.
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 27 Furiko Maru, Mon, 17th Sep '12 10:34:12 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Aww, I was trying to prompt someone to say ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE.

edited 17th Sep '12 10:57:00 PM by FurikoMaru

 28 Spooky Mask, Mon, 17th Sep '12 10:36:16 PM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Europe does possibly have life though
Time to change the style, for now
 29 Trivialis, Mon, 17th Sep '12 10:48:49 PM from contemplation
Happiness
Europe does possibly have life though

Yes, it was around 731 million in 2005.
I don't need praise, I need help.
 30 Malph, Mon, 17th Sep '12 10:57:35 PM from The middle of somewhere Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
All hail
If it's physically possible, we'll do it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow... but someday!

Ok, so... the next day?

GET THE SCIENCE READY! WE SHALL HAVE IT BY THURSDAY!

edited 17th Sep '12 10:58:09 PM by Malph

So, in the U.S., randomly stripping is a signal that you want to sing the national anthem? - That Human
Sorry, I meant to say sunday, not someday. The FTL drive will be ready then.

 32 Geek Code Red, Tue, 18th Sep '12 4:35:15 AM from City of the Damned Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
No, we should go to Europa to rescue the Nostalgia Critic!
"Punch divorces are the best divorces." edvedd
 33 Zersk, Thu, 20th Sep '12 6:38:29 PM from Columbia District, BNA
o-o
Ooh, I think I heard about this. :o The problem is how? :p It's sorta like trying to figure out how to make an actual wormhole.
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 34 Mukora, Fri, 21st Sep '12 11:25:30 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
Obviously we just have to wait for Discovery to find Prothean ruins on Mars.
We don't need no wimpy precursor technology, we'll invent the stuff ourselves. Only loser species need to reverse engineer someone else's ancient FTL tech.

edited 21st Sep '12 11:44:39 PM by Talby

 36 Carciofus, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 2:46:14 PM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
It's way too early to tell. And if I am not mistaken, the "Alcubierre Drive" mode of FTL travel that the article discusses has long been known. The thing is that it would require truly insane amounts of energy, and some sort of exotic matter.

Maybe something along these lines will eventually be made feasible; but I wouldn't bet on that happening anytime soon.

[up]We are the precursors.

edited 22nd Sep '12 2:46:55 PM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

 38 Major Tom, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 3:08:20 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
According to the new calculations, a lot less than a solar mass' worth of energy. More than we can currently do with any single device but nowhere near as insanely much as was previously calculated.
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
We have no regard for your foolish laws of conservation of energy! The warp drive shall be powered by antimatter explosions, even though it doesn't annihilate explosively!
"Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars."
 41 Major Tom, Tue, 25th Sep '12 7:31:56 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
Well not in the conventional sense of explosion...
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
 42 Matues, Tue, 25th Sep '12 8:00:58 PM Relationship Status: Reincarnated romance
Can't move fast through space, so we cheat by moving space through space?

Yo Dawg..
The rain in Spain tend to drain the brain of sane.
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