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Discussion in 'Word Games' started by imamartian, 21 Jul 2010.

  1. Space cat

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    I didn't read the post properly either. I deleted my answer.
     
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    Humans would feel quite at home with an acceleration of one g and this would get us up to half light speed in 15,000,000 seconds. :cool: :cool: :cool:

    The problem is fuel. To maintain the necessary thrust for that long, we would have to consume a sizeable fraction of the total mass of the ship AND do it in such a way that it is nearly all converted into energy. Hydrogen fusion only converts about 0.8% of the mass; the rest is dead weight in helium. :( :( :( The answer, as every trekky knows, is to use anti-matter. :idea: :idea: :idea:

    PS: Don't forget that you will need another sustained period of reverse thrust to slow down.
     
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    Have I misundercognitized the question then?
     
  5. Space cat

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    We weren't supposed to give the answer away.
     
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    But is anybody going to tell on you. ;)
     
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    oh ffs... tell us the answer.. lol ;)
     
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    ChrisR's answer is pretty much the same as my deleted one. A plane creates two vortices as the air spills off the wing tips. The engine exhaust gases are sucked into these. :) :) :)
     
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    Definitely it was intentioned by edisson electric bulb as all we light travel (3*(10)8) times faster than sound. :LOL:
     

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