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10th Sep '17 11:26:34 AM nombretomado
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A more docile variant of EMP is "degaussing," which uses a varying magnetic field to remove magnetism from a metal object. Ships in WWII were degaussed to make them less vulnerable to magnetic mines. The last generation of CRT monitors, which were what most desktop computers used before LCD/LED displays took over, had built-in degaussers to eliminate color aberrations caused by stray fields. And bulk erasers, an even smaller and lower powered version of this, is used to destroy the data on magnetic storage devices (very popular with the [[BastardOperatorFromHell BOFH]]).

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A more docile variant of EMP is "degaussing," which uses a varying magnetic field to remove magnetism from a metal object. Ships in WWII were degaussed to make them less vulnerable to magnetic mines. The last generation of CRT monitors, which were what most desktop computers used before LCD/LED displays took over, had built-in degaussers to eliminate color aberrations caused by stray fields. And bulk erasers, an even smaller and lower powered version of this, is used to destroy the data on magnetic storage devices (very popular with the [[BastardOperatorFromHell [[Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell BOFH]]).
6th Aug '17 4:47:58 PM Astrolight
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** EMP grenades in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' scramble the HUD and cause static to appear on screen, while leaving movement and weapons operational. They're used by the Scout class.
14th Jul '17 7:16:16 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' most computers are optical with shielded power supplies, so EMP grenades are mostly used to disable radio antennas that can't be shielded.
14th Jul '17 1:32:15 AM IBG
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* In ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'', [[spoiler:the invading aliens trap the human bombers inside their ship, and disable them with an EMP wave.]]
4th Jun '17 8:23:47 AM zarpaulus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' provides the page image. When the Separatist droid army attacks the planet Malastare, the Republic's important fuel-supplier, and the Clone Army's efforts to repell them fail, the leadership decides to test their new EMP bomb there. It works, and wins the battle for them, but it also awakens the [[NotZilla Zillo Beast]], possibly explaining why they opted to never use the bomb again.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' provides the page image. When the Separatist droid army attacks the planet Malastare, the Republic's important fuel-supplier, and the Clone Army's efforts to repell repel them fail, the leadership decides to test their new EMP bomb there. It works, and wins the battle for them, but it also awakens the [[NotZilla Zillo Beast]], possibly explaining why they opted to never use the bomb again.again.
** Clone troopers also often carry EMP grenades, nicknamed "droid poppers."
13th May '17 6:35:57 PM nombretomado
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25th Apr '17 5:51:37 PM zarpaulus
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-09-16 pulsers]] that overcome shielding built into electronics by firing a small particle grenade into the device, the particles and shrapnel tend to thoroughly destroy it.
16th Apr '17 6:25:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' had a "rotating" pulse being used by the Dominion forces in "Sacrifice of Angels" to block communications between Starfleet ships.

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* ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' had a "rotating" pulse being used by the Dominion forces in "Sacrifice of Angels" to block communications between Starfleet ships.
3rd Feb '17 4:39:24 PM Xtifr
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* A key element of the plot of Charles Sheffield's novel ''Literature/{{Aftermath}}''.

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* A key element of the plot of Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's novel ''Literature/{{Aftermath}}''.
31st Jan '17 4:56:38 PM GoombasAreGods
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', [[ConArtist Fiona and Sasha]] are trying to sell a counterfeit Vault key to [[{{Cyborg}} Rhys]]. Fiona uses a small EMP device to disable Rhys' ECHO Eye implant, preventing him from scanning the key and seeing it's a fake. [[spoiler: However, neither sister anticipates the device also disabling his [[ArtificialLimbs robotic arm]], making him drop the key and revealing it as a fake when it shatters on the floor.]]
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