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cjackson
2012-Jan-30, 06:09 PM
Are there any theories with which the mass effect fields (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Effect_Field) of Mass Effect and the slipstream (http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Slipstream_Space) space (http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Shaw-Fujikawa_Translight_Engine) of Halo draw inspiration from? Is there any scientific basis for either, or is it complete fantasy?

Cougar
2012-Jan-31, 03:58 AM
Are there any theories with which the mass effect fields (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Effect_Field) of Mass Effect.... draw inspiration from? Is there any scientific basis... or is it complete fantasy?

Sounds to me like somebody started with a crazy idea and went wild with it.

noncryptic
2012-Feb-05, 05:02 PM
Are there any theories with which the mass effect fields (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Effect_Field) of Mass Effect ...

"...can increase or decrease the mass content of space-time..."

That seems to be a reference to vacuum energy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_energy), though in reality there is no known way to affect that energy.

Rhaedas
2012-Feb-06, 01:19 PM
The Halo link was a good read. I think there's just as much science behind it as any other hyperspace/warp field usage in fiction, but its explanation and backstory was well done.