Check out this cool fan-made video of “Islands” — how cool is that?! Thanks to Kevin Munoz for making a video to our song. You drew a much better lamp post than I certainly ever could.
Sometimes it amazes me how predictive Star Trek really was. Space.com published an article today delving into the topic of interstellar spaceflight with a level of surprising optimism, here’s a pull quote:
“A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre; however, subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy.
Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially bringing the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science.
An Alcubierre warp drive would involve a football-shape spacecraft attached to a large ring encircling it. This ring, potentially made of exotic matter, would cause space-time to warp around the starship, creating a region of contracted space in front of it and expanded space behind.
Meanwhile, the starship itself would stay inside a bubble of flat space-time that wasn’t being warped at all.”
Check it out here.