In August 2008, the U.S. defense Department has proposed dozens of scientific groups to address issues of perspectives of studying a brand new aerospace technologies, including new methods of movement, takeoff and stealth. Among the most interesting works was listed as a 34-page report prepared by two scholars under the title "Warp drive, dark energy and the manipulation of extra dimensions". The document was presented to the military on 2 April 2010 and has only recently been openly published Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense (DIA), reports Business Insider.
In this work, the authors suggest that humanity is already close to the moment when will be able to solve the mystery of a higher, hitherto invisible dimensions and negative or "dark energy" — repulsive force, which, according to physics, causing the Universe to expand with increasing speed.
"the Ability to control higher spatial dimension will allow to get technological control of dark energy, which in turn will open the possibility to develop more exotic propulsion technologies. Especially wapr-engine", — it is noted in the report here adds that "through this journey to other planets of the Solar system will be carried for years, but in minutes and hours, and flights within the local star clusters can be implemented in weeks, not hundreds of thousands of years."
Despite the optimism noted in this document, physicist, California Institute of technology Sean Carroll, specializing in dark energy and General relativity, very skeptical reacted to a published report.
"It's only bits and fragments of theoretical physics, served as if we stand on the threshold of their applicability in the real world. Although it is not so. I can't call it nonsense – it is not Maharishi (Indian guru, founder of transcendental meditation — approx. ed), who said that spiritual energy will allow us to rise above the ground and fly. There is real physics. But that's not what soon will be United in a whole and propose options for use. Perhaps we never will come", — says Carroll.
The Reason for this study is still unclear. The only thing currently known is the fact that this work has some reference to the us military research aimed at prediction of "potential threats" from potential adversaries, to develop new technologies. And more everything is very, very conditional. All studies were conducted in the framework of the "Latest software identify aviation threats (AATIP)" and its subprojects.
In the context of the "AAWSA" (Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program), funded at least two studies in the field of engine development and space technologies that border on science fiction. The first of these studies, dated March 29, 2010 dedicated engine capable of accelerating a spaceship up to warp speed. In the study we are talking about theoretical physical concepts such as space-time curvature and the gravitational and antigravitational forces. The second study that "the Program AAWSA" published on 2 April 2010, covers the same area, but still includes dark energy and other dimensions.
Experts of AAWSA has performed work under the auspices of the alerts Service defense Intelligence Agency, which makes sense, at least conceptually. According to the official briefing, the organization first appeared in 2002, "identifying sources of emerging threats to U.S. interests in critical regions of the world."
"This service will also identify opportunities to influence the adversary's behavior before and in the early stages of the crisis," the report says.
In 2003, these objectives were expanded to include "providing early warnings about technological developments that could undermine the U.S. military superiority".
UFO sightings often is evidence of promising and secret projects in research and development of military aircraft. The mandate of the DIA team of experts could examine the reports of sightings and try to determine whether they are associated with real programs, especially those that could work with potential adversaries such as Russia or China.
Team AAWSA was able to delve into well-known development in related areas, and it also makes sense in this context. If the enemies of America are rapidly moving towards the creation of warp engines and other prospective power plants, DIA definitely would want to know about it to help US to prepare a response.
However, the applicability of these studies seems questionable, as some parts of the study. None of the reports indicated that the technology, which they have described, closer to practical application or any foreign country came close to committing a technological breakthrough.
Reports of UFO sightings in the framework of the AATIP did not cause much enthusiasm among scientists familiar with the published report. Seth Shostak (head of the SETI Institute, which searches for alien civilizations) previously expressed on the subject of why he, himself being an alien bounty hunter, does not believe that an alien civilization we had once visited.
"it's Hard to believe that the aliens will come here for hundreds and hundreds of light years, and then will demonstrate inaction", — said Szostak.
A Similar skepticism on the part of eminent experts interested in the field met and the report on the warp engines, wormhole and other "Stargate" in the framework of AAWSA.the
illustration of a warp-field generated by a theoretical device "Alcubierre Engine". Inside the field space ship can move faster than the speed of light due to the "grip" the fabric of space in front of him and "expand" space behind
In its report, the authors address several issues of interest to modern physics. Among the discussed concepts refers to dark energy (predicted but not proven the existence of which the father of General relativity albert Einstein), warp space-time, gravitational waves, about the Casimir effect, which consists in the mutual attraction of uncharged conductive bodies under the action of quantum fluctuations in vacuum, and M-theory, which refers to the possible existence of several additional dimensions, the development of which will definitely need to work on the warp engine.
The Authors note that the solution to all these issues will eventually allow us to circumvent the fundamental rule of Einstein, which says about the impossibility to go faster than the speed of light.
"This document considers the possibility, even high probability that future developments in the field of advanced aerospace technologies will be associated with the effects that distort the space-time structure underlying the space vacuum. It can be called vacuum or metric engineering."
"This is not just a fancy concept. There is specialized literature in peer-reviewed publications in physics, the subject which is studied in detail".
"the Idea that sufficiently advanced technology can interact and get direct control over spatial and temporal dimensions. This tantalizing your prospects the possibility, of course, deserves deeper examination", — stated in the document.
"of Course, a very long time we may not able to reach such technological heights, but now, at an early stage of the 21st century, we can consider a lot of impressive physical phenomena that we believe to be true."
this document provides an infographic explaining how the fast could become space travel, if humanity will be able to move in space at a speed a hundred times greater than the speed of light
The document also contained a General principle, according to which these trips could be carried out. So, according to the document, the use of a sufficient amount of dark energy will allow you to "compress" in front of the spacecraft and expand behind it space. Being in a kind of bubble, the ship will be protected from deformations. The ship itself inside the field distortion actually remains motionless — to move is itself a distorted space in which it is located. This essentially allows the ship to move faster than the speed of light, is technically not violating the physical principle of Einstein.
Carroll notes that the concept "is not absolute nonsense", because its mathematical model was developed in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre.
"are you sure You can't move faster than the speed of light, however can quite imagine the possibility of effective curvature of space-time, which will allow you to overcome this barrier," — says Carroll.
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