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25th Mar '17 10:32:36 PM Candi
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* A long-standing ConspiracyTheory about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_disaster Port Chicago explosion]] hinged on the fact that several contributors to the Manhattan Project toured the scene of the disaster to gauge some of the effects of a nuclear weapon. One technician's notes about a subsequent test even read, "Ball of fire mushroom out at 18,000 ft in typical Port Chicago fashion". From this reference to the fact that the Port Chicago explosion produced a mushroom cloud, and that most of the casualties were black, [[InsaneTrollLogic someone deduced that the US military had tested a prototype atomic bomb on its own troops to see how effective it would be against the enemy.]] One sincerely hopes it goes without saying that this was utter nonsense; apart from anything else, there might well have been a few top brass who regarded a couple of hundred black stevedores as expendable, but the ships and the munitions being loaded onto them for transport to the Pacific most certainly weren't.
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22nd Mar '17 6:19:59 AM Madrugada
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-->--'''[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer An actual quote]] from a fact sheet from Greenpeace''', demonstrating why you should check your campaign materials before [[WhatAnIdiot printing and distributing them]].

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-->--'''[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer An actual quote]] from a -->--'''A fact sheet from Greenpeace''', demonstrating why you should check your campaign materials before [[WhatAnIdiot printing and distributing them]].
Greenpeace'''.
3rd Mar '17 6:19:10 AM KayEss
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** And this does not even considers the impedance of the power grid. In real life, the power grid cannot even provide enough energy to start up a nuclear plant (gas turbine generators are transported to a nuclear power plant when it needs a "cold boot").
3rd Mar '17 5:30:52 AM KayEss
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** So, what is Spiderman expecting to happen anyway? More spiders receiving radiation and in turn more people turning into a whole army of Spidermen and -women?
3rd Mar '17 5:19:52 AM KayEss
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** Another source of this idea is probably the "uranium glass", a colored glass very popular in the early 20th century. Its actual color and transparency varies from straw to grass-green, and from slightly dusty to completely opaque, but it invariably glows a solid yellow-green under the UV light.[note]The uranium glass simply changes the invisible short-wavelength UV light into visible light with a longer wavelength. So do other substances, like some washing powers (to make white clothes look whiter under sunlight).[/note]

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** Another source of this idea is probably the "uranium glass", a colored glass very popular in the early 20th century. Its actual color and transparency varies from straw to grass-green, and from slightly dusty to completely opaque, but it invariably glows a solid yellow-green under the UV light.[note]The [[note]]The uranium glass simply changes the invisible short-wavelength UV light into visible light with a longer wavelength. So do other substances, like some washing powers (to make white clothes look whiter under sunlight).[/note][[/note]]
3rd Mar '17 5:17:54 AM KayEss
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** Another source of this idea is probably the "uranium glass", a colored glass very popular in the early 20th century. Its actual color and transparency varies from straw to grass-green, and from slightly dusty to completely opaque, but it invariably glows a solid yellow-green under the UV light.

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** Another source of this idea is probably the "uranium glass", a colored glass very popular in the early 20th century. Its actual color and transparency varies from straw to grass-green, and from slightly dusty to completely opaque, but it invariably glows a solid yellow-green under the UV light.[note]The uranium glass simply changes the invisible short-wavelength UV light into visible light with a longer wavelength. So do other substances, like some washing powers (to make white clothes look whiter under sunlight).[/note]
3rd Mar '17 3:52:27 AM KayEss
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** The Void Coefficient is probably deemed too scientific for the general public, so it's conveniently assumed that all reactors will suffer the same from thermal runaway. In real life, most reactors have a negative Void Coefficient, which means that they will reduce their thermal output when gas (steam) bubbles form in the coolant. In contrast, a positive Void Coefficient will increase heat output when gas bubbles form in the coolant. A well known reactor model with a dangerously high positive Void Coefficient is the Реактор Большой Мощности Канальный. Originally, this model's Void Coefficient was 4.7 beta, but it has been lowered to 0.7 beta after one of the reactors of this model gained negative publicity due to the Chernobyl accident.
21st Feb '17 8:14:16 AM Generalcamo
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*** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] at first since it is [[NukeEm armed to destroy the complex.]] But this doesn't excuse the fact that it STILL does this when you supposedly disarm it.
16th Feb '17 5:36:14 AM ActualScientist
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* In a surprising aversion (considering the movie involves angels, demons, psychics and the son of {{Satan}}), the director of ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' had seen old videos of dummy towns in nuclear test footage, and so designed Hell to look like "A continuous nuclear explosion that could never have a shockwave."
16th Feb '17 5:34:40 AM ActualScientist
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# Walking hand in hand with ArtisticLicenseBiology, instant, [[CursedWithAwesome horr]][[BlessedWithSuck ible]], in-generation [[ILoveNuclearPower mutations caused by exposure to radiation]]. Actually, living organisms simply do not work that way. For starters, where radiation is supposed to "alter" (e.g. damage) DNA/RNA, it would have to introduce the same very specific change in billions, per body cell count, of ''random'' events hitting that DNA. Then, as a functioning body actually has far more regulating systems active, it should somehow alter all of them ''in precisely the same manner'', so we do not get an old, boring RealLife set of radiation symptoms like body systems fighting in an attempt to fix each other. And not the least, the amount of radiation doing all that should somehow fail at destroying/damaging every other body chemical but DNA (rendering the whole organism inoperable) or simply frying the subject in the process.

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# Walking hand in hand with ArtisticLicenseBiology, instant, [[CursedWithAwesome horr]][[BlessedWithSuck ible]], in-generation [[ILoveNuclearPower mutations caused by exposure to radiation]]. Actually, living Living organisms simply do not work that way. For starters, where radiation is supposed to "alter" (e.g. damage) DNA/RNA, it would have to introduce the same very specific change in billions, per body cell count, of ''random'' events hitting that DNA. Then, as a functioning body actually has far more regulating systems active, it should somehow alter all of them ''in precisely the same manner'', so we do not get an old, boring RealLife set of radiation symptoms like body systems fighting in an attempt to fix each other. And not the least, the amount of radiation doing all that should somehow fail at destroying/damaging every other body chemical but DNA (rendering the whole organism inoperable) or simply frying the subject in the process.
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