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  1. Lets just assume that everything I list below is possible (because some will be based on unknown energies). I have provided some links.

    Take into account when choosing the drive

    1.)How efficient and easy to maintain is it?

    2.) How fast it can go?

    3.) Anything else that can go wrong.

    Here are the options

    1.) Antimatter rocket

    2,) Ion drive

    3) Bussard ramjet

    4.) Dipole drive

    5.) Fusion rocket

    6.) Halo drive

    7.) Solar sail

    8.) EMdrive

    9.) Photon rocket

    10.) Magnetic sail

    11.) Vacuum energy sail

    12.) Nano electrokinetic thruster

    13.) Quantum vacuum thruster

    14.) Plasma drive

    15.) Beam powered propulsion

    16.) Nuclear photonic rocket

    17.) Pulse detonation engine

    18.) Mach Effect Drive

    19.) Unruh radiation propulsion drive

  2. In todays society, we speculate about Faster than light travel, time travel, and teleportation. In Star Trek; these things are completely commonplace. They can easily replicate anything or create a simulated reality. Wormholes, parallel universes and super-sophisticated A.I. would be considered emerging technology. What would be a good science or technology that a scientist could study only in theory in the Star Trek universe. We study the theory of the Alcubierre Drive in 2019 but we are far from creating a warp drive. What would a scientist be studying in Star Trek that is far from being realized?

  3. I know I’ve been going nuts with these posts but I’m very curious about what a scientist could do in SW

    I was asking for ideas on what a scientist could be working on in the Star Wars galaxy. However my list of can nots are more akin to what an engineer would be working on. Then I guess that’s what I really meant. So that being said I ask. What can an engineer in the Star Wars galaxy be working on?. He works for the canon New Republic.

    Things he can’t be working on

    1.) Dyson sphere- Believe it or not it already exists in SWTOR

    2.) Matrioksha Brain- Computers aren’t that advanced. (HOWEVER, if you have a generic Star Wars name for this- I will take it. Matrioksha is Russian nesting dolls and would obviously not be applicable for Star Wars

    3.) A Giant Underground City- Sullust has tons of these.

    4.) Kransnikov Tube- Would be too much of a gamechanger for travel

    5.) Ford-Svaitar mirror- Too much of a gamechanger for travel

    6.) Nicoll-Dyson Laser- We already have the Death Star and Starkiller Base

    7.) Space elevator- They have those

    8.) Shellworld- Waste of time. Plenty of planets to work with

    9) Alderton Disk- Too big

    10.) Ringworld- Exists on Ringo Vinda

    11.) Underwater cities- Plenty of those

    12.) Any type of space habitat.

    Any ideas?

  4. For my story, my scientist is studying sub-Hyperspace, the dimension in which quintessence can be turned into Phantom Energy and then travel to destroy star systems in real time. This is how Starkiller Base fires it’s weapon after draining a sun. (I’m sure Disney will explore it more in due time). However, in the mean time; I wonder what other things my scientist can study about it. Applications I’ve considered would be a sub-hyperdrive which would allow for instantaneous travel like Star Trek: Discovery’s Spore Drive. It also could be used for instant communications. Good stuff but too much of a gamechanger to tinker with. What else could my scientist be studying about sub-hyperspace?

  5. Im going about this all wrong when it comes to asking what idea I want. Im looking for a science thing that my scientist could study. On Steven Jackson games forum, someone suggested the migration patterns of Purgills. It would have been perfect except for the fact that it might lead someone to Ezra and Thrawn. That story will be told in the future. I want something unique but also a science that my scientist can study as his main work. Not an invention.

  6. I decided to go with a quark star. It’s better than a black hole because we don’t even know if they exist. Perfect for expansion However, I still need something for him to be working on before he deals with the quark star. I’m looking not for a gadget or piece of tech. I’ve decided everything technological that we can think of, can be done. Speeders with deflector shields? Sure. We haven’t seen them but they can easily be done. I’m looking for something that would still be an emerging field of science. Something a Type II/III civilization would do next. 

  7.  I was down to 3 ideas. A Guided recirprocating deflector shield from someone on abovetopsecret forums, Synthetic coaxium from FFG forums and The Dynamics of an Asteroid Field on Sjgames. I decided against the shield because it was too wordy and could be a game changer. The coaxium I felt ruined the rarity of hyperfuel and the asteroid belt analyzation was good but their are likely billions of asteroid fields in the galaxy. Who the hell cares about plotting one.

  8. 10 hours ago, DDE said:

    @Maximum7, up front it’s a somewhat difficult question. Are we looking at the canon after it was savaged by Disney? Because that jettisons a lot of the established engineering. The old technical manuals even risked foraying into the subject of actual accelerations (thousands of gees for a Star Destroyer) and weapon yeilds (gigatons per turbolaser blast).

    Furthermore, it would be a bit helpful to narrow the field down a little, and ditch the omnidisciplinary scientist trope. Yes, we know you’re awesome, Sam, but you’re too awesome to be real.

    A further problem is that a New Republic scientist probably doesn’t work on military projects. That’s a whole lot of potential avenues going down the drain. ;)  Which raises the question of how much of a budget they have. Given the supposed state of the galaxy? Probably not much, so any theoretical physics research with planet-sized particle accelerators is probably off the list, it’s not like a research institute or an Empire remnant can just churn out a planet-sized installation, right? :sticktongue:

    First off, you seem to be trying to cheat around OP’s moratorium on hyperfuel research.

    Second of all, it’s probably hopeless, given the apparent infinitely superior production and handling qualities of extant hyperfuel. Hell, the old canon had those ships have a propellant mass fraction of 50% or so with no tanks to speak of, implying very funky properties of hyperfuel.


    He has a decent budget. But yes I see your point. 

  9. 11 hours ago, Shpaget said:

    As soon as I read the title I was going to suggest midifluorians, the more elusive, and agressive cousins of the more popular midiclorians, but no no list..

    Anyway, what about improving their 3d projector comunicator thingamabobs? Those have abysmal image quality?

    Even though I wanted to stay away from midichlorians I am potentially interested. Someone on reddit suggested antichlorians, something that negates midichlorians. What are midiflurions? The same concept. 



    Im trying to write a story about a scientist who is working on something in the era of the New Republic. He does not believe in the Force. I just need something for him to be researching. It really isn’t that important to the story; it just has to sound cool and scientific. Also it can’t have already been done in Legends or Canon. I want a fresh idea. 

    It cannot be 

    - A time machine 

    -A teleporter 

    -A matter replicator 

    -Synthetic tibanna gas 

    -Synthetic coaxium (hyperfuel) 

    -A singularity Weapon 

    - Any type of droid 

    -Anything to do with holograms 

    -A food synthesizer 

    - Anything to do with the Force or Midi-chlorians 

    - A shrink ray 

    -A freeze ray 

    -pico and femtotechnology 

    -A Dyson sphere or any type of megastructure. 

    -Liquid metal armor or a nano morph 

    In canon, during the Empire, scientists were researching methods to control droids, lasers that can punch through deflector shields and ship scale disintigrators. These ideas are therefore taken. 

    I’m trying to look for something that was never researched until the era of the New Republic like kyber crystals weren’t until the Empire used them for a superlaser and even then, they had been used in weapons formation in the past. I’m looking for something that presumably hasn’t been thought of in the 25,000 years of time where almost everything has already been done.