Hell Yeah! Finally, progress in space exploration. It has been way too long since we have had something to get excited about from NASA, but it looks like the wait is over, as NASA scientists have begun work on a real-life warp drive. That would turn Star Trek-style travel from a TV fantasy to an American-made reality, allowing us to travel at ridiculously fast speeds, like the kind of speeds that could get us to other Earth-like planets in two weeks! Furthermore, astronomers estimate there are 17 billion Earth-sized planets just in our Galaxy. That means our Universe is bubbling with life, perhaps with as many as 7.99 billion civilizations, and now for the first time in history, we may have the power to go meet them. [gizmodo]