From Yahoo! News
Nebraskan Star Trek fan claims he can already ‘warp space’ and move objects forward using array he has built in his garage
A three-pound weight hanging in a frame shifts forward gently in an electrical field generated by a V-shaped motor array - and its creator claims this is the first step towards a real, working Star Trek Warp Drive.
David Pares of the University of Nebraska at Omaha claims that his low-power array (it uses just 100 watts, and is housed in his garage) “compresses the fabric of space.”
If true, it would be a gigantic leap forward for propulsion systems - and potentially the first step on Man’s journey to other star systems.
Others claim that the system (where the weight is electronically isolated inside a Faraday cage) is not compressing space at all, but air.