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  • This month I was mostly working on a time-dilation story.

    March Statistics

  • This special technology also happens to negate all time-dilation effects associated with that speeds.

    Realistic Space Exploration

  • […] While time-dilation (which would allow years to pass from the point of view of an observer on Earth, while minutes or seconds pass on-board a ship traveling close to light speed) is sometimes proposed as a way to get around the life-span issue, getting close enough to light […]

    Eureka and Special Relativity: If Carter Can Do It, So Can You!

  • While time-dilation (which would allow years to pass from the point of view of an observer on Earth, while minutes or seconds pass on-board a ship traveling close to light speed) is sometimes proposed as a way to get around the life-span issue, getting close enough to light speed to produce a significant effect requires huge amounts of energy.

    Stargate Atlantis: Colonizing The Galaxy

  • The point of hard science fiction is to make a rational extrapolation from known scientific principles (such as the time-dilation paradox of relativity) and work it into a good story that has all the elements of good story-telling (Heinlein's TIME FOR THE STARS and also LeGuin's LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS tell what it would be like to stay young at near light speed while your family ages back home, for instance).

    Fantasy World-Building

  • When a person's life is in danger, a phenomenon known as 'time-dilation' can occur.

    Mind Hacks: May 2006 Archives

  • The acting was wooden, the plot contrived, the explanations absurd what, the military have suddenly got the power to build an, admittedly unstable, hyperdimensional cube with time-dilation and parallel universe capabilities -- and they're just using it to bump off a few of their own rebel citizens?

    Trash tv -- more or less

  • Your ship would then have been subjected to relativistic time-dilation effects.

    MILLENNIUM

  • Your ship would then have been subjected to relativistic time-dilation effects:

    THE WAR OF THE PROPHETS

  • The people at the farthest end of the tunnel were flung into the air, backlit by the fires outside; they flew at him and hit the ground, in a curious time-dilation slow-motion.

    Omnibus

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