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4th Aug '16 5:23:45 PM Ripburger
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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: UFO Defense'' has [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Elerium-115]] being one of the most important items to collect in the game. The 115, in this case, is most likely a reference to [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Element_115 the conspiracy theories about element 115]], known today as ununpentium, as it is used in much of the same manner. Unfortunately for them, [name]-[number] notation usually denotes an isotope, and the number is its ''atomic mass'', not element number. The subsequent games in the series refer to it only as Elerium.

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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: UFO Defense'' ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' has [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Elerium-115]] being one of the most important items to collect in the game. The 115, in this case, is most likely a reference to [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Element_115 the conspiracy theories about element 115]], known today as ununpentium, as it is used in much of the same manner. Unfortunately for them, [name]-[number] notation usually denotes an isotope, and the number is its ''atomic mass'', not element number. The subsequent games in the series refer to it only as Elerium.
30th Jul '16 11:47:06 AM nombretomado
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* DanBrown has stated several times that, in his opinion, antimatter is the future of energy supply. He fails to realise that what he's describing is the molecular equivalent of a perpetual-motion machine -- making antimatter requires a lot more energy than it releases (probably ''vastly'' more, as at present where it can only be found briefly in particle accelerators). It might one day be a high density fuel source but only if energy became dirt cheap anyway and we didn't have to worry about our energy supply.

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* DanBrown Creator/DanBrown has stated several times that, in his opinion, antimatter is the future of energy supply. He fails to realise that what he's describing is the molecular equivalent of a perpetual-motion machine -- making antimatter requires a lot more energy than it releases (probably ''vastly'' more, as at present where it can only be found briefly in particle accelerators). It might one day be a high density fuel source but only if energy became dirt cheap anyway and we didn't have to worry about our energy supply.
30th Jun '16 4:58:50 AM MadSpy
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* Tiberium from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer''. However, like kryptonite in ''SupermanReturns'', it's stated to be a compound rather than an element - ''Tiberian Dawn'' gives it as 42.5% phosphorus, 32.5% iron, 15.25% calcium, 5.75% copper, 2.5% silica (itself a compound), 1.5% unknown. Tiberium crystals do absolutely nothing and their prime property is that they're valuable because of the high concentration of valuable elements. Now, the Tiberium ''plant'', [[BodyHorror on the other hand...]] By the time Tiberium Wars comes around all the Tiberium on the planet has changed. It is no longer a plant but just a crystal lattice made of (green or blue) protons held together by exotic particles. When atoms brush against the lattice it smashes them to pieces and steals their protons, turning it into more Tiberium. This has caused the majority Tiberian-based mutants to die off.

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* Tiberium from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer''. However, like kryptonite in ''SupermanReturns'', it's stated to be a compound rather than an element - ''Tiberian Dawn'' gives it as 42.5% phosphorus, 32.5% iron, 15.25% calcium, 5.75% copper, 2.5% silica (itself a compound), 1.5% unknown. Tiberium crystals do absolutely nothing and their prime property is that they're valuable because of the high concentration of valuable elements. Now, the Tiberium ''plant'', [[BodyHorror on the other hand...]] By the time Tiberium Wars comes around all the Tiberium on the planet has changed. It is no longer a plant but just a crystal lattice made of (green or blue) protons held together by exotic particles. When atoms brush against the lattice it smashes them to pieces and steals their protons, turning it into more Tiberium. This has caused the majority of Tiberian-based mutants to die off.
30th Jun '16 4:48:39 AM MadSpy
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** Tony's arc reactor is slowly killing him through "palladium poisoning". Ignoring the question of how the palladium fuel is seeping out of his arc reactor in the first place (implying a rather dire containment breech), palladium isn't really all that harmful to humans.

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** Tony's arc reactor is slowly killing him through "palladium poisoning". Ignoring the question of how the palladium fuel is seeping out of his arc reactor in the first place (implying a rather dire containment breech), breach), palladium isn't really all that harmful to humans.
24th Jun '16 5:52:38 PM nombretomado
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* Gold commonly emits "glow" lines in cartoons to denote its shininess. But some animators made gold objects ''actually glow''. Like the ''TinyToons'' episode "Journey To The Center Of Acme Acres".
* ''TheSimpsons'':

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* Gold commonly emits "glow" lines in cartoons to denote its shininess. But some animators made gold objects ''actually glow''. Like the ''TinyToons'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToons'' episode "Journey To The Center Of Acme Acres".
* ''TheSimpsons'':''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
18th Jun '16 1:33:52 AM Doug86
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** In the DCUniverse' it's their version of adamantium.
** In the MarvelUniverse Promethium is used as the name of an extradimensional metal with magical properties.

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** In the DCUniverse' Franchise/TheDCU it's their version of adamantium.
** In the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse Promethium is used as the name of an extradimensional metal with magical properties.
15th Jun '16 9:46:59 AM TheNicestGuy
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* An issue of Adventure Comics from 1947 had a young {{Franchise/Superman}} help a friend win a contest to show off the most valuable specimen of whatever. The [[RichKids rich kid]] brings diamonds, which Superboy tops with several tons of pitchblende. Even though the judge proclaims the pitchblende victorious because it's an ore of extremely valuable uranium and radium, there's no acknowledgement of the corollary: It's dangerously radioactive. The comics-medicine blog Polite Dissent [[http://www.politedissent.com/archives/4850 ran the numbers]] and concluded that the contestant and judge standing next to the rock for even a few minutes had a poor chance of surviving their radiation poisoning, while cancer rates were measurably increased for everyone else in the room. Not to worry; Superboy himself would be [[BewareTheSuperman just fine]].
4th Jun '16 4:55:40 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: UFO Defense'' has [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Elerium-115]] being one of the most important items to collect in the game. The 115, in this case, is most likely a reference to [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Element_115 the conspiracy theories about element 115]], known today as ununpentium, as it is used in much of the same manner. Unfortunately for them, [name]-[number] notation usually denotes an isotope, and the number is its ''atomic mass'', not element number. The subsequent games in the series refer to it only as Elerium, and the [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] specifically says that whatever Elerium is, it is ''not'' an element, sidestepping the issue entirely.

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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: UFO Defense'' has [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Elerium-115]] being one of the most important items to collect in the game. The 115, in this case, is most likely a reference to [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Element_115 the conspiracy theories about element 115]], known today as ununpentium, as it is used in much of the same manner. Unfortunately for them, [name]-[number] notation usually denotes an isotope, and the number is its ''atomic mass'', not element number. The subsequent games in the series refer to it only as Elerium, and the [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] specifically says that whatever Elerium is, it is ''not'' an element, sidestepping the issue entirely.Elerium.
30th May '16 3:43:36 AM jormis29
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* Star Wars ''Film/{{TheForceAwakens}}'': Rey tells us that BB-8 has a selenium drive, which is a tip of the cap to Galaxy Quest's Beryllium Sphere, whether it was intended to be or not.

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* Star Wars ''Film/{{TheForceAwakens}}'': ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Rey tells us that BB-8 has a selenium drive, which is a tip of the cap to Galaxy Quest's Beryllium Sphere, whether it was intended to be or not.
27th May '16 8:51:06 PM Uncle_Jeff
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* Star Wars ''Film/{{TheForceAwakens}}'': Rey tells us that BB-8 has a selenium drive, which is a tip of the cap to Galaxy Quest's Beryllium Sphere, whether it was intended to be or not.
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