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Re: starship-design: This and that.
> Steve VanDevender wrote:
> > kyle writes:
> > > Here's a web page:
> > >
> > > http://mist.npl.washington.edu/AV/altvw75.html
> > Already read it, after it was mentioned by Ken Wharton. Besides not
> > being a cut-and-dried experiment, it also indicates that _if_ it can be
> > scaled up to produce FTL communication, it will need a physical "pipe"
> > of waveguides and amplifiers to work at all. Perhaps useful for doing
> > land-based FTL communication (again, _if_ it works when scaled up!) but
> > by no means a starship drive. It will be interesting to see what comes
> > of it.
Seems you are out of phase I "That's impossible!", and are now into
phase II, "It may be possible, but it's not practical". }8-)
Yes, it's nowhere near a FTL drive, but it seems to me that if you could
expel FTL photons, you'd have a nice FTL drive.
Kevin "Tex" Houston http://umn.edu/~hous0042/index.html
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and
Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." A. Einstein