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7129 No. 7129 ID: 0daa26
Physics nerds, fight for my amusement! Let this be fuel for your impending conflict...
http://sputniknews.com/us/20150425/1021360503.html#ixzz3YWZ8s9dE

How credible is this? I understand the concept here, even if I can't do the math. But how much of this is clickbait hype?

I've only seen a few mentions of this on weird pop-sci sites. You'd think that if there were something to this, it would be all over the place. I mean, even assuming that we're decades from controlling this supposed warping effect in a meaningful way, and a century away from a suitable power source, this would still be pretty big deal, right?

Is this Becquerel's rock on a photo plate? Or is this more likely just misinterpreted junk data?
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7131
>>7129
>inb4
>> No. 7132 ID: 86ede1
I can already feel the warp overtaking me.
>> No. 7133 ID: fb3bdd
>>7129
Probably not. Man, the people actually working at NASA must really get tired of this kind of shit.
>> No. 7134 ID: 381ee6
Depends on where they fired it
>> No. 7140 ID: 5f2c4e
>How credible is this? I understand the concept here, even if I can't do the math. But how much of this is clickbait hype?

It's credible in the sense that there were anomalies and the scientists think that the lasers were going too fast in the experiments.

This isn't the first time erroneous test results have lead to pants shittingly awesome news stories, though:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-than-light_neutrino_anomaly

It's not bullshit technology, but these people claiming that it's a "warp field" are jumping the gun. Until someone redoes the experiment and finds the results are correct and repeatable, it isn't worth paying much attention to because stories like this happen every couple of years.

Now, that said...

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!'; but rather 'hmm... that's funny...'"
- Isaac Asimov
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