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 Warped Reality

The summer blockbuster season is taking over theaters faster than you can say “air-conditioning” in Vulcan. This weekend brings the opening of Star Trek into Darkness and while many viewers may be dazzled by the special effects or smoldering stares of the attractive cast, they may not think about the science behind the journeys of The Enterprise. Believe it or not, some of the concepts in the film could be a reality. Santa Clara University Professor Phil Kesten explains the concepts that make “warp drive” physically possible.

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