“Nature can do it,” says the NASA engineer Dr. Harold White. “So the question is, can we do it?” Dr. White is part of a team that is looking to warp the trajectory of a photon so that it may travel faster than the speed of light.
While the idea of breaking the “cosmic speed limit” is purely theoretical, Dr. White argues that a warp-traveling spacecraft is indeed possible.
Not literally: For an upcoming exhibit, the Museum of London will display detailed 3D-printed replicas that people can hold. From them, researchers also hope to learn jewelry-making techniques that are all but lost.