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Old 10-12-2009, 05:48 PM
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One thing I've always wondered about transporters is what happens to the air that is displaced? Do they just switch positions? Wouldn't there be a "pop" from where air is sucked in wherever the person used to be?
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:36 PM
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I would bet that the transporter filters out such things. Just a thought at least.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:43 AM
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Yes, I have always wondered that. But... The person is being taken apart at not supersonic speeds, so it would be more of a woosh... So perhaps the transporter room has some hidden vents... But you are right, there should at lest be a wooshing sounds, and several peoples' wigs falling off!
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:13 AM
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Yes, I have always wondered that. But... The person is being taken apart at not supersonic speeds, so it would be more of a woosh... So perhaps the transporter room has some hidden vents... But you are right, there should at lest be a wooshing sounds, and several peoples' wigs falling off!
The easiest way to beam someone up would be to dematerialise the same volume of air above the transporter pad as is occupied by the transported person. That way the transportee would materialise in the space just vacated by the air.

For beaming down I guess it would be the opposite - as you beam the person out, you beam in some air to fill the hole.

However, in practice, I suspect they just accept a little more or less air pressure in the transporter room until the vent system catches up.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:32 PM
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We're not talking about huge amounts of air here. You don't hear a swish everytime someone walks past you unless they are moving along at a pretty good clip. And people are displacing air as they move around.
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However, in practice, I suspect they just accept a little more or less air pressure in the transporter room until the vent system catches up.
Like I said....
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Yeah I reckon beaming out the air will simply replace the vacuum created by the objects absence.

As for beaming in, may the object materialises within the air, I mean it's mentioned several times that when beaming into something solid it would result in death, therefore everyone probably suffers from something like the bends whenever they beam anywhere.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:20 AM
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As for beaming in, may the object materialises within the air, I mean it's mentioned several times that when beaming into something solid it would result in death, therefore everyone probably suffers from something like the bends whenever they beam anywhere.
I'm sure that if they can figure out how to break a man down into his constituent atoms, beam him thousands of miles and reconstitute him at the other end they will probably have figured out what to do about the air.
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They probably filter the air particles back into the life support system automatically during transporting.
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