Mass effect technology

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* '''Transportation:''' Many vehicles use mass effect technology to achieve flight. The technology is inexpensive enough to be widely used for civilian vehicles.
 
* '''Transportation:''' Many vehicles use mass effect technology to achieve flight. The technology is inexpensive enough to be widely used for civilian vehicles.
 
* '''Space travel:''' Starships have mass effect drive systems that reduce the mass of the ship. The reduction of mass allows greater acceleration and makes it possible for a ship to achieve FTL speeds. Mass effect fields also provide [[artificial gravity]] for ship crews and inertia compensation. Advanced drives can create gravity wells into which the ship "falls", allowing it to accelerate without using thrusters.
 
* '''Space travel:''' Starships have mass effect drive systems that reduce the mass of the ship. The reduction of mass allows greater acceleration and makes it possible for a ship to achieve FTL speeds. Mass effect fields also provide [[artificial gravity]] for ship crews and inertia compensation. Advanced drives can create gravity wells into which the ship "falls", allowing it to accelerate without using thrusters.
** '''Mass Relay:''' Mass relays are enormous mass accelerators designed to fling ships from one star cluster to another at FTL speeds. They are the keys to rapid interstellar travel in the ''[[Mass Effect]]'' setting, enabling leaps of tens of thousands of light years in seconds. A typical mass relay has a very limited number of "target" systems, so getting to a particular destination may require several jumps in succession.
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** '''Mass Relay:''' Mass relays are enormous mass accelerators designed to fling ships from one star cluster to another at FTL speeds. They are the keys to rapid interstellar travel in the ''[[Mass Effect]]'' setting, enabling leaps of tens of thousands of light years in seconds. A typical mass relay has a very limited number of "target" systems, so getting to a particular destination may require several jumps in succession. All mass relays are of [[Reaper|ancient]] manufacture.
 
* '''Weaponry:''' Mass-altered projectiles can be accelerated to high velocities. Mass accelerator weapons range from handguns to starship weapons.
 
* '''Weaponry:''' Mass-altered projectiles can be accelerated to high velocities. Mass accelerator weapons range from handguns to starship weapons.
 
* '''Defenses:''' Mass effect [[shield|force fields]] (known as "[[kinetic barrier]]s") can stop or deflect inbound projectiles traveling at dangerous speeds. Barrier technology is scalable from personal shields to starship shields.
 
* '''Defenses:''' Mass effect [[shield|force fields]] (known as "[[kinetic barrier]]s") can stop or deflect inbound projectiles traveling at dangerous speeds. Barrier technology is scalable from personal shields to starship shields.

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