Science News Roundup: There's light-speed travel in 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek.' Is it possible?

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. There's light-speed travel in 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek.' Is it possible? Spaceships zipping at the speed of light or faster are a staple of science fiction. Think of the Millennium Falcon in the "Star Wars" movies and the starship Enterprise in "Star Trek." Such travel sounds like fanciful speculation.

Reuters | Updated: 12-03-2021 02:33 IST | Created: 12-03-2021 02:30 IST
Science News Roundup: There's light-speed travel in 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek.' Is it possible?
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Following is a summary of current science news briefs.

There's light-speed travel in 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek.' Is it possible?

Spaceships zipping at the speed of light or faster are a staple of science fiction. Think of the Millennium Falcon in the "Star Wars" movies and the starship Enterprise in "Star Trek." Such travel sounds like fanciful speculation. But is it? A new research paper authored by an American physicist offers a potential blueprint for superluminal travel - faster than the speed of light - using conventional physics rather than a construct based upon hypothetical particles and states of matter with exotic physical properties.

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