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You 'cannot' travel faster than the speed of light

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Tim, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v106/i24/e243602

    A spacecraft with an engine pushing it forwards apparently cannot travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum according to these researchers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14289114

     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    A lot things that were said to be impossible in the past (eg: manned flight, space travel, nuclear power generation, etc.) are now possible. Several generations from now we will see people compiling lists of "impossible" feats that have been vanquished.

    In the interim, here are some choice quotes that our generation can take another look at...

    http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~fringwal/stoopid.lis
     
  3. Martian

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    Einstein always maintained that nothing can accelerate to the speed of light because its mass would become infinite. Einstein said nothing about entities already traveling at the speed of light or faster, at tachyon speeds.
     
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