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Israeli Scientist Figures Out How Time Machine Might Work
FOX News.com ^ | August 21, 2007 | Charles Q. Choi

Posted on 08/22/2007 8:15:35 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough

A new concept for a time machine could possibly enable distant future generations to travel into the past, research now suggests.

Unlike past ideas for time machines, this new concept does not require exotic, theoretical forms of matter.

Still, this new idea requires technology far more advanced than anything existing today, and major questions remain as to whether any time machine would ever prove stable enough to enable actual travel back in time.

Time travel research is based on bending space-time so much that time lines actually turn back on themselves to form a loop, technically known as a "closed time-like curve."

"We know that bending does happen all the time, but we want the bending to be strong enough and to take a special form where the lines of time make closed loops," said theoretical physicist Amos Ori at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. "We are trying to find out if it is possible to manipulate space-time to develop in such a way."

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TOPICS: Israel; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: paranormal; timetravel
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

My thoughts exactly...where’s Rod Taylor?


21 posted on 08/22/2007 8:42:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: LurkedLongEnough

If time travel were EVER to be possible, we’d know it by now...


22 posted on 08/22/2007 8:44:41 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: xcamel

My apologies.

(Cute little badgers, aren’t they?)


23 posted on 08/22/2007 8:46:48 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("A person's a person no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

My favorite Doctor. Pertwee was the first one I saw and I do like him a great deal as well. I got to met Peter Davidson at a Dragoncon once, he seemed like a very nice fellow.

Speaking of Peter Davidson, there was a series we netflixed called “The Last Detective” which he starred in. It was a good and typically well made British show.


24 posted on 08/22/2007 8:46:51 AM PDT by wally_bert
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To: KingRonnie9
If time travel were EVER to be possible, we’d know it by now...

You mean we'd be inundated with tourists from the future?

25 posted on 08/22/2007 8:47:33 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("A person's a person no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
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The trouble is leaping back to your own time.

26 posted on 08/22/2007 8:49:03 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: KingRonnie9

That’s true and was proven in true Aristotelian fashion on Coast by Dr Mallett.


27 posted on 08/22/2007 8:49:24 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Don’t tell me, lemme guess....he was hanging a clock in the bathroom when he fell off the toilet seat he was standing on, hitting his head on the floor and passing out. when he came to, he had a vision.....THE FLUX CAPACITOR!


28 posted on 08/22/2007 8:49:52 AM PDT by NRA1995 (To Congress and Mr. President: This is OUR country, and don't you forget it!)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Time travel research is based on bending space-time so much that time lines actually turn back on themselves to form a loop, technically known as a "closed time-like curve."

Go ahead. Give it a try. Make sure your life insurance is paid up here first though.

29 posted on 08/22/2007 8:49:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

His closed time curve will probably turn him into something the size of a walnut.....


30 posted on 08/22/2007 8:52:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: LurkedLongEnough
A new concept for a time machine could possibly enable distant future generations to travel into the past, research now suggests...

They should be arriving any minute now, I reckon.

31 posted on 08/22/2007 8:55:31 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: RightWhale
Put on the glasses! —Rowdy Roddy

A great line in an otherwise crappy movie. Extra points for obscurity.

32 posted on 08/22/2007 8:57:00 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

33 posted on 08/22/2007 8:57:57 AM PDT by radioman
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“His closed time curve will probably turn him into something the size of a walnut.....”

Would that make him certifiably nuts?


34 posted on 08/22/2007 8:59:08 AM PDT by CSM ("The real question is, why donít we hate them?" - Veto! (8/9/2007))
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To: Aquinasfan

The producers got their money’s worth. They must have spend upwards of $20,000.


35 posted on 08/22/2007 9:01:51 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

36 posted on 08/22/2007 9:03:21 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: Aquinasfan
Put on the glasses! —Rowdy Roddy

A great line in an otherwise crappy movie. Extra points for obscurity.

I'm here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And, I'm all outta bubble gum.

37 posted on 08/22/2007 9:10:19 AM PDT by T.Smith
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To: LurkedLongEnough

-PJ

38 posted on 08/22/2007 9:10:46 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: DirtyPigpen

Shyah - check in with us when ya get back, there, Moishe...


39 posted on 08/22/2007 9:21:29 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: LurkedLongEnough; beethovenfan

You two need to look up an old story called “Rumfuddle”. In one timeline, the group goes back and corrects Hitler in parallel universes. He serves them tea in a Bistro..... Not sure how they would have dealt with Carter :-)


40 posted on 08/22/2007 9:28:49 AM PDT by HeadOn (The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.)
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