Physicists theorize that the Doctor’s time-traveling TARDIS could be real, traveling through spacetime with ease.
We're talkin' some bonafide Matrix stuff here, folks.
Have you watched the news lately? It's all war, calamity, and recession out there. Yes, things are rather bleak at this particular point in history. If only there was some way we could travel back to the past so as to avoid all these messes — or failing that, just cut our losses and jump forward to a future time when our descendents will have fixed everything with all their space ray guns and future doohickey whatnots. If only. Well, as it turns out, lots of people are actively working towards the dream of expanding the one-way street of time into a multi-lane superhighway! Of course, many of these time pioneers are completely whackadoodle. But within the temporal engineering profession, you can also find accomplished researchers pursuing serious, science-based approaches to time travel. Yesterday, we looked at various time travel theories inspired by science fiction. Here, we highlight three of these proposed methods of temporal manipulation that aren't only attracting serious consideration, but might be available sooner than you think.
When Chinese scientists recently declared that time travel is impossible, it really got my flux capacitor in a twist. Call me old fashioned, but I believe that all of our science fiction dreams can come true one day, from sonic screwdrivers to warp drives. After reading the article, we at DVICE — and many of you, no doubt — concluded that the test results do not eliminate all of the methods for time travel that science fiction has given us. With respect to those scientists, and in support of the farsightedness of people such as H.G. Wells and his book, The Time Machine, we present you five time travel methods that the Chinese experiment does not de-bunk.
The hopes of going back in time and visiting the jurassic era to escape a T-Rex and warping into the future to save the world from Skynet will never happen. Chinese physicists have just proved that time traveling is out of the realm of possibility (at least in this universe).
If the Large Hadron Collider ever finds that Higgs boson thingy it's been looking for, the LHC may also end up becoming our very first fully armed and operational time machine.
Scientists have proven in a very small experiment that it's possible to create a "temporal cloak" that can make you invisible by opening a gap between light waves. The science is pretty wild, but it actually works.
Well, this is pretty crazy: someone found what appears to be someone using a cellphone in the background of Charlie Chaplin's 1928 film The Circus. Go ahead and take a look for yourself:
According to Stephen Hawking, one of the world's smartest physicists, time travel might be possible. Hawking doesn't hold out much hope for time traveling through wormholes, even though he muses about the fantastic conditions that might someday make them work....
It was weird enough that scientists said a bird dropping a piece of bread on an electrical substation managed to shut down power to the Large Hadron Collider. Now two respected physicists are blaming that incident on a time-traveling bird,...