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MIT slows down speed of light in new game

schirra (2769503) writes | about 2 years ago

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schirra (2769503) writes "Researchers at MIT Game Lab have created a free, open-source video game that accurately simulates the effects of Einstein's relativity. "A Slower Speed of Light" challenges players to collect objects strewn throughout a level to artificially lower the speed of light. As light speed slows to walking pace, it makes visible the unusual effects one encounters when traveling close to the speed of light, such as the Doppler effect, searchlight effect and Lorentz transformation. The effects are, in a word, trippy. The team plans to release an open-source Unity3D toolkit called OpenRelativity to allow others to include the same relativistic effects in other games."
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