The Cosmic Speed Limit

“All our sweetest hours fly the fastest.” –Virgil If you’ve been around the block once or twice, you know that the speed of light in a vacuum — 299,792,458 meters-per-second — is the absolute maximum speed that any form of energy in the Universe can travel at. In shorthand, this speed is known as c to … Read moreThe Cosmic Speed Limit

Weekend Diversion: The First Relativistic Video Game!

“There is no such thing as magic, supernatural, miracle; only something that’s still beyond logic of the observer.” –Toba Beta It might be hard to believe, but science tells us truths about the Universe that we might never have intuited or philosophized about if the Universe itself didn’t reveal them to us through investigation. Bap Kennedy … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The First Relativistic Video Game!

Faster-than-light travel: is it possible?

Apparently, this is becoming a good place for people to get their questions answered! My friend Brian, recently wanted to know what the possibilities were for faster-than-light travel. Specifically, he was interested in it because he wants humans to do it. Brian: but otherwise how will we ever have a civilization like that in Star … Read moreFaster-than-light travel: is it possible?