Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - MIT slows down speed of light in new game (mit.edu)

schirra 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.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

MIT slows down speed of light in new game

Comments Filter:

"I got everybody to pay up front...then I blew up their planet." "Now why didn't I think of that?" -- Post Bros. Comics

Working...