Edward Witten, an influential physicist who developed M-theory, recently started thinking about how to scan the solar system for a primordial black hole.
“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.”
The unique properties of holograms could be used to stabilize spacecraft and carry huge amounts of data to the universe.
German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.
Unless you like radiation blasts to the face.
This is how humans might finally reach another star system.
Breakthrough Starshot wants to go to Alpha Centauri.
Interstellar travel is evolving into a legitimate engineering challenge, rather than an idealistic pipe dream.
Proxima b is the closest known exoplanet to our solar system. Now the Very Large Telescope will look for its neighbors.
Breakthrough Starshot is a new project, introduced by Stephen Hawking, to send a spacecraft to another star. It wouldn't happen for decades — if it happens at all — but it's the first-ever proposal for interstellar travel that might actually work.