They don't even serve pork lunch in Porky the movie!

Here's your peer review, har har

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2017/03/25/photon-rockets-might-make-mars-a-three-minute-trip/#16ddb1c634fa

Cites

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576517300371

Cites

http://vixra.org/abs/1607.0496
http://vixra.org/abs/1609.0083

The guy's research is full of unjustified, pulled out of the ass assumptions as:

"We assume the frequency is limited by the Planck length lp, which is to say that we assume no wavelength can be shorter than the Planck length."

"Haug suggests that there are good reasons to assume that the Planck mass will dissolve into energy within a Planck second."

He doesn't offer any theory behind his assumptions, no experimental tests for them, nothing. It's just speculation which people do over a pint of beer in a pub. But it gets published in, har har har, peer reviewed journals. And cited by Forbes. I'll go shoot myself.
Permalink Yoda 
April 17th, 2017 2:40pm
Where does the 3rd minutes in your post's subject line come from?

Mars is between 4 and 20 light-minutes away, do 3 minutes is off a bit.

There is probably a little time need for acceleration and deceleration if the thing being moved has any mass, but what do I know?
Permalink Legion 
April 17th, 2017 5:06pm
Sorry, not your subject line.  Forbes' subject line.
Permalink Legion 
April 17th, 2017 5:07pm
MY FUCKING POINT EXACTLY
Permalink Yoda 
April 17th, 2017 5:16pm
It's a ridiculous article.  Does he realize how much energy it would take to accelerate a payload to .999c, and then decelerate it back to 0?
Permalink FSK 
April 17th, 2017 6:57pm
Completely ridiculous.
Permalink Yoda 
April 17th, 2017 7:40pm
Forbes caters to the managerial class, so now you know where their nutty expectations come from.
Permalink Pie is a lot better than ... 
April 18th, 2017 7:47am
Imagine the hell breaking loose in SpaceX after Musk reads this article!
Permalink Yoda 
April 18th, 2017 7:51am