Breaking Bad Science

Episode 82 - Warp Drives

January 16, 2022 Daniel
Breaking Bad Science
Episode 82 - Warp Drives
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When it comes to the idea of faster than light travel, as Scotty famously said, we just don’t have the power. The question is, is that all? Does anything we know of move faster than the speed of light? Is it theoretically possible? Most importantly, could a warp drive ever truly exist? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss these drives and the idea of faster than light, what it means, and if we think it could ever be achievable. 


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