Friday, April 12, 2013

Krasnikov Device

A Krasnikov* Tube is a speculative mechanism for space travel involving the warping of spacetime into permanent superluminal tunnels. I imagine something akin to our own subway system where you wait for your 'train' which travels via these superluminal tunnels, from one far away place to another.

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*Serguei Vladilenovich Krasnikov is a Russian physicist known for his contributions in theoretical physics



28 comments:

  1. If one could just get me to work faster, I'd be happy.

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    1. Near instantaneous travel would certainly be a boon.

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  2. That is cool.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  3. I use this device every day!

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  4. As someone prone to motion sickness, it sounds like something I should probably avoid.

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  5. now, i might just want to try this one :)

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  6. I wish I had a Krasnikov devise. My family is spread all over the country. Great picture.

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  7. This is so cool... I would love to hop on a train and travel to different worlds!

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  8. boy you are breaking out the vocab words today!

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  9. Physics isn't one of my strong suits, but I am fascinated by theoretical physics! How amazing would it be if the Krasnikov tube went from speculation to actuality!

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    1. Oh, believe me, physics isn't my strong suit either - I barely passed my science courses, even when I studied my ass off! But, like you, this kind of stuff really fascinates me.

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  10. Now that is cool! Instead of subways they could be spaceways.

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  11. No advertisements? No graffiti?

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    1. That particular subway is in Europe. Americans are slobs - and I say this as one.

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  12. Sounds better even than a wormhole. Very intriguing for K! :)

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  13. That would be awesome. Though I assume the vehicle in the tunnel would slow down--otherwise how would you get onto something moving faster than the speed of light?

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  14. Wasn't that in the Matrix? :)

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  15. We were promised all this great stuff when I was a kid.

    What happened to hover cars and ovens of the future?

    Heather

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    1. Sometimes things take longer than people think they will.

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  16. I just read through a bunch of your A-Z posts, but I'm too lazy to comment on all of them. This is reeeeeally a cool theme.

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  17. The fact the guy's an actual physicist and the pic looks real had me questioning whether it was a real device! (It's late, and I'm sleepy. Don't judge.) :-)

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    1. We need wormhole technology before we can have a Krasnikov tube and it's going to be a while before we have that, I think.

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