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Old 09-06-2013, 12:10 AM   #12691
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 No offence intended, but I would really like to see how that works .

I haven't studied GR a great deal yet, but I should be able to converse a bit more intelligently soon. I did have a conversation with my Physics prof, where he indicated that he thinks the future of space travel lies with the Albucierre drive. In light of the holes in that idea Ive heard of since, I will need to ask him in a bit more detail about its validity.
You know what gravity losses are right? Taking general relativity into acount it's moving away from positivelly curved space to flat space.

In case of warping technology moving away from negatively curved space (expanded/bloated) would give you additional net thrust away from it. Gravity gains.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:40 AM   #12692
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 You know what gravity losses are right? Taking general relativity into acount it's moving away from positivelly curved space to flat space.

In case of warping technology moving away from negatively curved space (expanded/bloated) would give you additional net thrust away from it. Gravity gains.
Huh :scratchhead:

I have heard of gravity losses, but to me understanding physics means being able to do all the calculations, so I cant claim to really understand it just yet.

But just to sanity check the idea, if additional kinetic energy is being gained/lost, where is that energy coming from?

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:20 AM   #12693
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 But just to sanity check the idea, if additional kinetic energy is being gained/lost, where is that energy coming from?
It is simply work done in the gravity field. When you move from a high gravity potential to a lower one, you gain energy (= you fall).

The Alcubierre drive now assumes that you simply have exotic matter with negative gravity.

But! Now the trick question: How much energy do you gain when you are not moving relative to the gravity field, like in the Alcubierre drive?

The fun really is: The spacecraft with the Alcubierre drive is not moving at all. Space moves for it and the spacecraft only needs a bit of velocity relative to space. When the Alcubierre drive is powered off, it would slow down to this initial speed again.

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:25 AM   #12694
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I liked the warp effect from the 2009 Star Trek...don't know why they added blue trails that are left behind once the ship goes into warp. Not really bad but...i need an explaination.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:35 AM   #12695
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 I liked the warp effect from the 2009 Star Trek...don't know why they added blue trails that are left behind once the ship goes into warp. Not really bad but...i need an explaination.
Simple. Walter White had to escape ABQ after Hank told his friends at the DEA. So he used his meth money to buy a TARDIS from Henry Van Statten, then took Jesse to the year of the 'Trek movie, and hid away in the warp nacelles. Thus whenever the Enterprise warps, it blows all of his 'product' out the windows.


...duh
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #12696
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As I was playing Ace Combat 04, I noticed that the rocket being launched from the Comona Islands looked like the Ariane 5.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:01 PM   #12697
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 As I was playing Ace Combat 04, I noticed that the rocket being launched from the Comona Islands looked like the Ariane 5.
Oh wow, it does. I never thought twice about it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #12698
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Well, I'm all up-to-date on Attack on Titan now. Possibly one of the best series I've ever seen. Quite impressed.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:13 PM   #12699
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Just realized how much is wrong with the built-in altitude autopilot.

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Old 09-07-2013, 02:44 AM   #12700
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Back in the day I used to play flight sims with the old Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro (version 1 - gameport interface). Yes, I bought the stick. Why? I was a flight sim noob, eager to get the best, and I bought John King's cheesy Flight Simulator 2000 pitch hook, line, and sinker.

"I'm all fixed up with the 'ultimate joystick'....."



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Old 09-07-2013, 07:04 AM   #12701
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Meigs Field...
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:51 AM   #12702
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 Meigs Field...
I saw that very airfield the year before it was scuttled. Early morning; vantage point was the Chicago Skyway, on my way through Gary, IN for a weeklong convention in Ohio. It was inspiring.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #12703
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 Meigs Field...
That was my childhood flightsim airport... I grew up with that airport, how COULD they do this to me?!

(Although when I got Flight Unlimited III I switched allegiances to SeaTac Interntional... )
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #12704
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