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Monday, January 09, 2006

Warp Factor 8

-Yahoo News Scientists are thinking of building an extraordinary anti-gravity machine which - if it works - could make "hyperdrive" starships a reality.

The design is based on the ideas of a little-known, but brilliant German physicist who modified Albert Einstein's theories of space and time.

Burkhard Heim postulated a multi-dimensional world in which the forces of gravity and electromagnetism are coupled together. Last year, a paper drawing on the concept won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Future Flight prize. It envisaged an engine that could not only defeat gravity, but propel a space craft through multi-dimensional hyperspace at unbelievable speed.

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