How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?


Light speed is often spoken of as a cosmic speed limit … but not everything plays by these rules. In fact, space itself can expand faster than a photon could ever hope to travel. » 2/22/15 6:46pm 2/22/15 6:46pm

Tonight's Meteor Shower Will Be Like Watching the Jump to Light Speed

Already being hyped as one of the best of 2014—with some calling it a once-in-a-lifetime experience—the Camelopardalids meteor shower, which starts tonight, will also be unlike many meteor showers you might have seen: Instead of lights streaming across the sky diagonally, the meteors will be radiating out from a very… » 5/23/14 4:40pm 5/23/14 4:40pm

These Three Watches From Tokyo Flash Are Some of Their Cheapest Yet

You lucky things, Tokyo Flash has released three new watches today. And they're dirt cheap! That's because they're made from plastic, as opposed to the aluminum/stainless steel/leather they're usually created from. » 11/30/10 4:40am 11/30/10 4:40am

The True Effects of Near-Light Speed on Astronauts

What would exactly happen to the crew of a spacecraft traveling at 99.999998 per cent the speed of light? William Edelstein, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, has the answer: It'd hurt. A lot. » 2/18/10 11:40am 2/18/10 11:40am

Tunnel with 40,000 LEDs Is the Closest You'll Ever Get to Light Speed

I've never traveled through space at light speed, but I imagine that standing in this LED tunnel is pretty close to the dizzying experience. The video is just plain awesome. » 2/24/09 5:40pm 2/24/09 5:40pm

LightSpeed Binoculars Transmit Secure Video and Audio Via Infrared

Designed primarily for military use, these LightSpeed binoculars are capable of transmitting "untappable" voice and video signals to another set of binoculars using infrared. » 12/16/08 3:00pm 12/16/08 3:00pm

Physicists Devise Warp Drive Plans for Traveling Faster Than Light

Warp drives, those vague constants of science fiction movies, might actually become real, allowing for travel faster than the speed of light. According to two physicists from Baylor, they've come up with a concept for a warp drive that would shrink space, allowing for a craft to jump ahead vast distances without… » 8/18/08 1:10pm 8/18/08 1:10pm