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8th Aug '16 2:16:25 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The page image is of the Port Discovery area at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo DisneySea]], which is themed as a weather control station that's filled with a lot scientific objects that spin.
* The idea behind ''Ride/StormForceAccelatron'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] is that the guests have to spin the pods they're riding in, as doing so will power the Accelatron and magnify Storm's powers.
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21st Jul '16 11:52:23 AM Sugao
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* Take a tour through a science lab and note the responses of the tourists. The $5,000 PCR thermocycling machine that can duplicate DNA samples thousands of times an hour? It's a box. The $20,000 mass spectrometer that can tell you the elemental contents of any sample? It's a box. But the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kROlbbtdiCM magnetic stir bar]]? The little contraption that costs less than $10 and whose only function is to be a glorified mixer? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Coolest. Thing. Ever.]]
18th Jul '16 6:43:08 AM REV6Pilot
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* Even today, most electricity is, in fact, generated via spinning magnetic turbines. Coal? Burn it, heating water, generating steam, spinning a turbine. Wind power? Wind spinning a turbine. Hydroelectric power? Turbines spun by water and gravity. Nuclear power? Radioactive material boils water and we use that steam to spin turbines.

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* Even today, most electricity is, in fact, generated via spinning magnetic turbines. Coal? Burn it, heating water, generating steam, spinning a turbine. Wind power? Wind spinning a turbine. Hydroelectric power? Turbines spun by water Water and gravity. Nuclear power? gravity spinning turbines. Thermoelectric plants? Radioactive material or burning fuel generate heat that boils water and we use that steam to spin turbines.makes steam, which runs through a pressurized course and spins turbines along the way.
14th Jul '16 2:14:35 PM Aquillion
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* The most literal example on this page comes from ''[[VideoGame/{{Earth2150}} Earth 2160]]''. The UCS faction's research center has a big sphere with rings around it (called a [[AllThereInTheManual GENIUS-class processor]]). The rings start spinning while research is in progress, so, quite literally, when those things spin, ''science happens''.

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* The most literal example on this page comes from In ''[[VideoGame/{{Earth2150}} Earth 2160]]''. The 2160]]'', the UCS faction's research center has a big sphere with rings around it (called a [[AllThereInTheManual GENIUS-class processor]]). processor]]). The rings start spinning while research is in progress, so, quite literally, progress; when those things spin, ''science happens''.science happens.
19th Apr '16 1:58:57 AM aye_amber
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* Initially played straight, but ultimately averted with the Observatory in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIV''. The spinny bits just act as a giant projector, the important part does not only not spin, but doesn't need the spinny bit at all. It just can't create giant sized images by itself.

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* Initially played straight, but ultimately averted with the Observatory in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIV''. ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag.'' The spinny bits just act as a giant projector, the important part does not only not spin, but doesn't need the spinny bit at all. It just can't create giant sized images by itself.
24th Feb '16 4:17:23 PM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', Twilight's magic-detecting device sports a purple light spinning along the round outer shell once activated. When the light stops spinning, it points in the direction of any magical energy it detects.



** The TARDIS spins while she's in flight or travelling through the time vortex. Although it's revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]] that is because the Doctor has a hard time stabilizing it on his lonesome, when she's conceived to have six pilots.
** Professor Lazarus' machine in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment "The Lazarus Experiment"]].
** Lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead"]] with one of the Doctor's little science-detecting gadgets.

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** The TARDIS spins while she's in flight or travelling through the time vortex. Although it's revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]" that is because the Doctor has a hard time stabilizing it on his lonesome, when she's conceived to have six pilots.
** Professor Lazarus' machine in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment The Lazarus Experiment"]].
Experiment]].
** Lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Planet of the Dead"]] Dead]]" with one of the Doctor's little science-detecting gadgets.



** Combined with ItRunsOnNonsensoleum in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], where a gadget has a big rotating wheel on the end:

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** Combined with ItRunsOnNonsensoleum in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Blink]]", where a gadget has a big rotating wheel on the end:



** And the "jammer" concocted by the Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster "The Time Monster"]], made of all sorts of household junk and a nice cup of tea.
** The Doctor uses a similar approach to create some sort of scanning device in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]] from bits and pieces of terrestrial "technology". {{Lampshaded}} when the Doctor has to pass it off as an artwork, "commentary on modern society". Craig [[BlatantLies doesn't buy it.]]

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** And the "jammer" concocted by the Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster The Time Monster"]], Monster]]", made of all sorts of household junk and a nice cup of tea.
** The Doctor uses a similar approach to create some sort of scanning device in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]" from bits and pieces of terrestrial "technology". {{Lampshaded}} when the Doctor has to pass it off as an artwork, "commentary on modern society". Craig [[BlatantLies doesn't buy it.]]



* The most literal example on this page comes from ''[[{{Earth2150}} Earth 2160]]''. The UCS faction's research center has a big sphere with rings around it (called a [[AllThereInTheManual GENIUS-class processor]]). The rings start spinning while research is in progress, so, quite literally, when those things spin, ''science happens''.

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* The most literal example on this page comes from ''[[{{Earth2150}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Earth2150}} Earth 2160]]''. The UCS faction's research center has a big sphere with rings around it (called a [[AllThereInTheManual GENIUS-class processor]]). The rings start spinning while research is in progress, so, quite literally, when those things spin, ''science happens''.



* Large spinning external reel-to-reel [[ComputerEqualsTapeDrive tape drives]] are how you know computers are working. Shown as recently as ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''.

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* Large spinning external reel-to-reel [[ComputerEqualsTapeDrive tape drives]] are how you know computers are working. Shown as recently as ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''.''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''.



* Initially played straight, but ultimately averted with the Observatory in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIV. The spinny bits just act as a giant projector, the important part does not only not spin, but doesn't need the spinny bit at all. It just can't create giant sized images by itself.

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* Initially played straight, but ultimately averted with the Observatory in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIV.''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIV''. The spinny bits just act as a giant projector, the important part does not only not spin, but doesn't need the spinny bit at all. It just can't create giant sized images by itself.



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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' spoofs this in the ParodyCommercial "Coach Z's 110%":
-->"My whole deal's backed up with actual scientific findings and rotating computer graphics, so you ''know'' it's legit!"[[/folder]]



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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' spoofs this in the ParodyCommercial "Coach Z's 110%":
-->"My whole deal's backed up with actual scientific findings and rotating computer graphics, so you ''know'' it's legit!"

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' spoofs this in the ParodyCommercial "Coach Z's 110%":
-->"My whole deal's backed up with actual scientific findings and rotating computer graphics, so you ''know'' it's legit!"
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'''Baljeet:''' (''(rom inside the machine'') I am getting nauseous!\\

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'''Baljeet:''' (''(rom (''from inside the machine'') I am getting nauseous!\\



* The spinning Beach Ball of Death in UsefulNotes/MacOS X and the spinning hula hoop in [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] Vista and above. UsefulNotes/MacOS uses the Beach Ball when an application is unresponsive, so it's spinning when science is ''failing'' to happen.
** Also the spinning icons while progressive download buffers video content.

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* The spinning Beach Ball of Death in UsefulNotes/MacOS X and the spinning hula hoop in [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] Vista and above. UsefulNotes/MacOS uses the Beach Ball when an application is unresponsive, so it's spinning when science is ''failing'' to happen.
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happen. Also the spinning icons while progressive download buffers video content.



--> "some sort of governor device. I feel I could do something with a pair of revolving balls."
--> "Funnily enough, when that lightning bolt hit, the thing started glowing, and we went scudding across the water, I distinctly felt ''my''-"

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--> "some ---->"some sort of governor device. I feel I could do something with a pair of revolving balls."
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"Funnily enough, when that lightning bolt hit, the thing started glowing, and we went scudding across the water, I distinctly felt ''my''-"



22nd Feb '16 2:27:33 PM LBHills
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We all know EverythingsBetterWithSpinning, but sometimes it is so much better that science happens.

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We all know EverythingsBetterWithSpinning, but sometimes it is so much better "better" means that science happens.
starts happening.
26th Dec '15 7:00:14 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} in the SilverAge could even stop tornadoes and TimeTravel by doing so.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} could even stop tornadoes and TimeTravel by doing so.
16th Nov '15 4:03:47 AM Kitch
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* [[AndZoidberg Let's not forget flywheels!]]

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* [[AndZoidberg Let's not forget flywheels!]]flywheels!]] Spinning wheels that are used for stability. These have become ''very'' useful in [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace space probes]].
26th Jul '15 5:54:45 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* The [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/foucault-pendulum/ Foucault Pendulum]] at the California Academy of Sciences.
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