So here’s the necessary backstory. Way back in 2000 Roger J. Shawyer developed the EmDrive, a proposed spacecraft propulsion system that doesn’t need fuel as a propellent. By 2006, the concept faced heavy criticism for violating the law of conservation of momentum - not to mention a distinct lack of peer review to his research. Eventually teams in China and the US, including a group at NASA that investigates fringe proposals, constructed their own versions for testing. These devices promptly surprised everyone by working even when nobody quite understood how. It wasn’t enough to get us to space, but was interesting enough to warrant future research.
Skip ahead to this month, where we have a propulsion device that somehow produces microwaves to generate thrust. According to posts on NASASpaceFlight.com, someone at NASA wondered where the thrust came from and used a tool to measure variances in light’s path-time. What this tool recorded is that when lasers are fired through the EmDrive’s resonance chamber, some of the beams [COLOR=#ff0000]start moving faster than the speed of light. If everything checks out - and on the surface the math does - it means the EmDrive is producing some kind of warp field.[/COLOR]
My own disclaimer, these tests are still brand new, haven’t been peer-reviewed, and the tests need to be RECREATED by others to confirm. They also need to test in a vacuum. But the EmDrive is flipping weird, so… if they HAVE accidentally created a Faster Than Light Warp field by total accident… holy crap.