Starslip Drive Currently in Development
Posted by Nathaniel at 11:21 PM
I have seen the future, and it is being reported by the Scottish:
The theoretical engine works by creating an intense magnetic field that, according to ideas first developed by the late scientist Burkhard Heim in the 1950s, would produce a gravitational field and result in thrust for a spacecraft.All be darned if that don't sound mighty familiar (minus the whole "scanning for parallel universes part" -- but the part about "slipping into another dimension", well, that's just Star Trek talk...).
Also, if a large enough magnetic field was created, the craft would slip into a different dimension, where the speed of light is faster, allowing incredible speeds to be reached. Switching off the magnetic field would result in the engine reappearing in our current dimension.