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18th Jan '16 2:46:27 PM margdean56
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* One member of the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'', Element Lad, was left the only one conscious when they were all cast into a different universe, and seems to have this reaction to the energies of the forming universe, terrified of looking out the windows of their spaceship. After he sends the others back but is left alone in the new universe without the ship, [[spoiler:he spent billions, if not trillions of years simply floating through space- his powers allowed him to survive by transmuting his body and the air that came with him. He watched ''stars come into being and die'' several times before he realized that was what was happening. Eventually, growing lonely, he drifted down to a planet and started to use his powers to help life come into being... and by the time his teammates came along, the entire galaxy was essentially embroiled in an ongoing conflict between the Progeny, the species he was currently using as his instrument to shape the evolution of the local races, and the "variant" species which he'd decided didn't fit into that shape.]] When his teammates finally met up with him, his way of thinking was [[BlueAndOrangeMorality completely unrecognizable]]. [[spoiler:According to Brainiac 5, he's not necessarily mad or sane or good or evil anymore- he's simply living in an incomprehensibly larger time scale, from which the eyeblinks that are mortal lifespans simply don't matter, and the galaxy is his petri dish because he doesn't need to care about the feelings of the beings living there- regardless of what the germs in the petri dish think of him while they're alive, regardless of anything, they'll be dead before he blinks one way or the other.]]
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* One member of the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'', Element Lad, was left the only one conscious when they were all cast into a different universe, and seems to have this reaction to the energies of the forming universe, terrified of looking out the windows of their spaceship. After he sends the others back but is left alone in the new universe without the ship, [[spoiler:he spent billions, if not trillions of years simply floating through space- his space--his powers allowed him to survive by transmuting his body and the air that came with him. He watched ''stars come into being and die'' several times before he realized that was what was happening. Eventually, growing lonely, he drifted down to a planet and started to use his powers to help life come into being... and by the time his teammates came along, the entire galaxy was essentially embroiled in an ongoing conflict between the Progeny, the species he was currently using as his instrument to shape the evolution of the local races, and the "variant" species which he'd decided didn't fit into that shape.]] When his teammates finally met up with him, his way of thinking was [[BlueAndOrangeMorality completely unrecognizable]]. [[spoiler:According to Brainiac 5, he's not necessarily mad or sane or good or evil anymore- he's anymore--he's simply living in an incomprehensibly larger time scale, from which the eyeblinks that are mortal lifespans simply don't matter, and the galaxy is his petri dish because he doesn't need to care about the feelings of the beings living there- regardless there--regardless of what the germs in the petri dish think of him while they're alive, regardless of anything, they'll be dead before he blinks one way or the other.]]
31st Dec '15 1:11:14 AM jormis29
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* In the climactic scene of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Indiana and temporary love interest Marion are tied to a stake in the middle of things as the Nazis are about to open the Ark of the Covenant. Indy tells Marion not to look at whatever power or entity comes out - sound advice, as it turns out, as nasty, {{Nightmare Fuel}}ish things happen to the Nazis, including one guy getting his ''[[ImMelting face melted off]]''.
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* In the climactic scene of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Indiana and temporary love interest Marion are tied to a stake in the middle of things as the Nazis are about to open the Ark of the Covenant.TheArkOfTheCovenant. Indy tells Marion not to look at whatever power or entity comes out - sound advice, as it turns out, as nasty, {{Nightmare Fuel}}ish things happen to the Nazis, including one guy getting his ''[[ImMelting face melted off]]''.
1st Oct '15 4:43:33 PM nombretomado
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* During ''OutlawStar'' the ship's computer, Gilliam, helps the new crew activate the XGP's engines during start up.
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* During ''OutlawStar'' ''Manga/OutlawStar'' the ship's computer, Gilliam, helps the new crew activate the XGP's engines during start up.
3rd Jul '15 5:17:04 PM nombretomado
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* Done in ''LastExile'' when Dio wants to see the power source of the ''Silvana''
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* Done in ''LastExile'' ''Anime/LastExile'' when Dio wants to see the power source of the ''Silvana''
16th May '15 5:13:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the book {{Halo}}: The Fall of Reach, Captain Keyes is given a tour of his new ship's state-of-the-art fusion reactor, the most powerful in the fleet.
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* In the book {{Halo}}: The Fall of Reach, ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'', Captain Keyes is given a tour of his new ship's state-of-the-art fusion reactor, the most powerful in the fleet.
5th May '15 10:32:38 AM nombretomado
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* GreekMythology: Perseus needed a mirror to look safely at Medusa, one of the original Gorgons, without her turning him to stone with her gaze.
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* GreekMythology: Myth/GreekMythology: Perseus needed a mirror to look safely at Medusa, one of the original Gorgons, without her turning him to stone with her gaze.
11th Jan '15 9:45:47 PM rodneyAnonymous
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* In ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', the ''Icarus'' ships have a special Sun-gazing room where the crew can sit and do exactly that. We (and the crew) are told that the filters are set at maximum or near-maximum capacity, and the sunlight is already blinding white. To release the filters would [[ChekhovsGun undoubtedly be fatal to whoever stood there]]. One crewmember has taken to donning a pair of sunglasses and turning the filters down as low as is safely possible (apparently in the visible-light spectrum only, as he doesn't have a noticeable tan) and describes it as a very spiritual experience. ** It's uncomfortably noted by other crewmembers that this obviously-slightly-crazy person is actually their ship's psychiatrist.
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* In ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'', the ''Icarus'' ships have a special Sun-gazing room where the crew can sit and do exactly that. We (and the crew) are told that the filters are set at maximum or near-maximum capacity, and the sunlight is already blinding white. To release the filters would [[ChekhovsGun undoubtedly be fatal to whoever stood there]]. One crewmember has taken to donning a pair of sunglasses and turning the filters down as low as is safely possible (apparently in the visible-light spectrum only, as he doesn't have a noticeable tan) and describes it as a very spiritual experience. ** experience. It's uncomfortably noted by other crewmembers that this obviously-slightly-crazy person is actually their ship's psychiatrist.
7th Nov '14 5:31:50 AM drebert
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False. Cherenkov radiation is caused by electrons (beta-radiation) travelling through the water at relativistic speeds. They're completely stopped within centimeters. Only gamma radiation is penetrating, but it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cherenkov radiation.
* If you can actually see the blue glow of Cherenkov radiation from a nuclear reaction, you're already dead from a lethal dose of radiation poisoning. It's just taking time to properly kill you.
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* If you can actually see the blue glow of Cherenkov radiation from a nuclear reaction, you're already dead from a lethal dose of radiation poisoning. It's just taking time to properly kill you.
7th Nov '14 5:27:27 AM drebert
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** Then again, in both of these cases, it is not what you see that is dangerous - it is what you can't see, the UV radiation. A better example is gazing into a DVD burner's laser - this time, it is the actual visible light that ends up burning its ones and zeros into your retina.
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** Then again, in both of these cases, it is not what you see that is dangerous - it is what you can't see, the UV radiation. A better example is gazing into a DVD burner's laser - this time, it is the actual visible light that ends up burning its ones and zeros into your retina.
7th Nov '14 5:26:32 AM drebert
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The corona does not emit UV in any appreciable quantity, it's far too tenuous.
* Anyone who has ever built a pinhole camera to observe a solar eclipse. The actual danger of viewing an eclipse with the naked eye is that most of the ultraviolet radiation is produced by the corona, still visible outside the silhouette of the moon. Your pupils expand in response to the darker setting, allowing more UV rays to [[BrownNote fry]] [[EyeScream your delicate retinas]]. ** Staring at the sun is a bad idea, at any time. Most of the time people instinctively know not to do this (as any ancestors who made a habit of it went blind) but during an eclipse the sun is different, so our gaze tends to be drawn to it. While the sun is ''totally'' covered by the moon, it's fine to look at it. *** Please note that this safe time is only a few minutes at most and can be as little as a few seconds.
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* Anyone who has ever built a pinhole camera to observe a solar eclipse. The actual danger of viewing an eclipse with the naked eye is that most of the ultraviolet radiation is produced by the corona, still visible outside the silhouette of the moon. Your pupils expand in response to the darker setting, allowing more UV rays to [[BrownNote fry]] [[EyeScream your delicate retinas]]. ** Staring at the sun is a bad idea, at any time. Most of the time people instinctively know not to do this (as any ancestors who made a habit of it went blind) but during an eclipse the sun is different, so our gaze tends to be drawn to it. While the sun is ''totally'' covered by the moon, it's fine to look at it. *** ** Please note that this safe time is only a few minutes at most and can be as little as a few seconds.
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