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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Disk Euler's Disk]] ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced "Oiler"]], [[FandomBerserkButton not "Yoo-ler"]]) is a spinning coin toy that uses inertia to keep spinning longer and faster as it goes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3o0R2hStiY eventually the kinetic energy causes it to rumble and spin at ridiculous velocity before eventually coming to an abrupt stop]].

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Disk Euler's Disk]] ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced "Oiler"]], [[FandomBerserkButton "Oiler"]], not "Yoo-ler"]]) "Yoo-ler") is a spinning coin toy that uses inertia to keep spinning longer and faster as it goes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3o0R2hStiY eventually the kinetic energy causes it to rumble and spin at ridiculous velocity before eventually coming to an abrupt stop]].


* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', how ''Serenity'''s engines function is never explained, other than it must spin to work.
** According to the director, the engine is a gravity drive, which still doesn't explain why it has to spin.
* Franchise/StargateVerse: The Stargate itself is an aversion to this. Yes, the Earth gate spins, but this is a function of the backup interface which the Tau'ri use, and has no relation to the actual workings of the gate. Gates never spin under normal circumstances. Until ''Series/StargateUniverse'', where the entire gate spins. Indeed, it seems that the older the technology for the gate, the more spinning is required. Spoofed in ''Series/StargateSG1'''s self-parody episode "200":
-->'''Puppet General Hammond:''' I'm the general and I want it to spin!

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', how ''Serenity'''s engines function is never explained, other than it must spin to work.
** According to
"The Asset", there's Dr. Franklin Hall's giant graviton machine.
* As an inversion,
the director, the engine is a gravity drive, which still doesn't explain why it has to spin.
* Franchise/StargateVerse: The Stargate itself is an aversion to this. Yes, the Earth gate spins, but this is a function of the backup interface which the Tau'ri use, and has no relation to the actual workings of the gate. Gates never spin under normal circumstances. Until ''Series/StargateUniverse'', where the entire gate spins. Indeed, it seems that the older the technology for the gate, the more
spinning is required. Spoofed sections of Earth Alliance, Drazi and Vree ships in ''Series/StargateSG1'''s self-parody episode "200":
-->'''Puppet General Hammond:''' I'm
''Series/BabylonFive'' show that they are less advanced than the general other races, who use artificial gravity instead of centrifugal forces.
* We don't actually get to see them doing their thing until very near the end of the series, but jump drives in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' must "spin up" before being activated.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''[='s=] season 10, Sheldon, Leonard
and I want Howard are working on a quantum gyroscope, which is composed of three rings spinning around a central box. When it to spin!is tested for the first time, they mention that watching it for too long can give vertigo. Sheldon, who was filming in the back, just faints without a word.
* In just about every ''Series/{{CSI}}'', centrifuges are some of the most visually impressive pieces of equipment in many laboratories, especially biological ones, but they don't really give you all the answers.



** 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]]".

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** The TARDIS spins while she's in flight or travelling through the time vortex. Time Vortex. Although it's revealed in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]" that is End]]", that's because the Doctor has a hard time stabilizing it on his lonesome, when she's conceived to have six pilots.
** 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.
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Professor Lazarus' rejuvenation machine in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment The Lazarus Experiment]]".Experiment]]" spins to create a state of [[{{Technobabble}} hypersonic resonance]].
** Combined with ItRunsOnNonsensoleum in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Blink]]", where a gadget has a big rotating wheel on the end:
--->'''The Doctor:''' This is my [[TimeyWimeyBall Time-y Wime-y]] Detector. It goes "ding" when there's stuff.



** Combined with ItRunsOnNonsensoleum in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Blink]]", where a gadget has a big rotating wheel on the end:
--->'''The Doctor:''' This is my [[TimeyWimeyBall Time-y Wime-y]] Detector. It goes "ding" when there's stuff.
** 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.



* ''Series/Warehouse13'':
** Possibly Lampshaded: in a show that puts the supernatural above the science, we have a computer programmer who successfully created a holographic AI in the '70s. When they find him he's in a mental hospital and has the mentality of a 5 year old, and likes to talk about the "spinning and twirling and dancing". Turns out the AI was the result of some BrainUploading accomplished using a zoetrope, but only half his brain was uploaded. Spinning the zoetrope 1 way = upload the brain, spin it the other way = download it back into him. "When Things Spin Brain Uploads Happen"?
** The chairs that time travelers sit in to use H.G. Wells' time machine are on a giant turntable that starts rotating when the traveler's minds are being sent back in time.

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* ''Series/Warehouse13'':
In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', how ''Serenity'''s engines function is never explained, other than it must spin to work.
** Possibly Lampshaded: in a show that puts According to the supernatural above director, the science, we have engine is a computer programmer who successfully created a holographic AI in gravity drive, which still doesn't explain why it has to spin.
* ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'': The Stargate itself is an aversion to this. Yes,
the '70s. When they find him he's in Earth gate spins, but this is a mental hospital function of the backup interface which the Tau'ri use, and has no relation to the mentality actual workings of a 5 year old, and likes to talk about the "spinning and twirling and dancing". Turns out the AI was the result of some BrainUploading accomplished using a zoetrope, but only half his brain was uploaded. Spinning the zoetrope 1 way = upload the brain, gate. Gates never spin it under normal circumstances. Until ''Series/StargateUniverse'', where the other way = download entire gate spins. Indeed, it back into him. "When Things Spin Brain Uploads Happen"?
** The chairs
seems that time travelers sit in to use H.G. Wells' time machine are on a giant turntable that starts rotating when the traveler's minds are being sent back older the technology for the gate, the more spinning is required. Spoofed in time.''Series/StargateSG1'''s self-parody episode "200":
-->'''Puppet General Hammond:''' I'm the general and I want it to spin!



* We don't actually get to see them doing their thing until very near the end of the series, but jump drives in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' must "spin up" before being activated.
* As an inversion, the spinning sections of Earth Alliance, Drazi and Vree ships in ''Series/BabylonFive'' show that they are less advanced than the other races, who use artificial gravity instead of centrifugal forces.
* In just about every ''Series/{{CSI}}'', centrifuges are some of the most visually impressive pieces of equipment in many laboratories, especially biological ones, but they don't really give you all the answers.
* In the episode "The Asset" of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', there's Dr. Franklin Hall's giant graviton machine.
* In ''Timeless'', the characters' time machine is encircled by two large chainlink-wheel structures. The more advanced machine they pursue appears to have these same wheels covered up, with lights instead.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''[='s=] season 10, Sheldon, Leonard and Howard are working on a quantum gyroscope, which is composed of three rings spinning around a central box. When it is tested for the first time, they mention that watching it for too long can give vertigo. Sheldon, who was filming in the back, just faints without a word.

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* We don't actually get to see them doing their thing until very near the end of the series, but jump drives in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' must "spin up" before being activated.
* As an inversion, the spinning sections of Earth Alliance, Drazi and Vree ships in ''Series/BabylonFive'' show that they are less advanced than the other races, who use artificial gravity instead of centrifugal forces.
* In just about every ''Series/{{CSI}}'', centrifuges are some of the most visually impressive pieces of equipment in many laboratories, especially biological ones, but they don't really give you all the answers.
* In the episode "The Asset" of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', there's Dr. Franklin Hall's giant graviton machine.
* In ''Timeless'',
''Series/{{Timeless}}'', the characters' time machine is encircled by two large chainlink-wheel structures. The more advanced machine they pursue appears to have these same wheels covered up, with lights instead.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''[='s=] season 10, Sheldon, Leonard and Howard are working on ''Series/Warehouse13'':
** Possibly Lampshaded: in
a quantum gyroscope, which is composed of three rings spinning around a central box. When it is tested for the first time, they mention show that watching it for too long can give vertigo. Sheldon, puts the supernatural above the science, we have a computer programmer who was filming successfully created a holographic AI in the back, just faints without '70s. When they find him he's in a word.mental hospital and has the mentality of a 5 year old, and likes to talk about the "spinning and twirling and dancing". Turns out the AI was the result of some BrainUploading accomplished using a zoetrope, but only half his brain was uploaded. Spinning the zoetrope 1 way = upload the brain, spin it the other way = download it back into him. "When Things Spin Brain Uploads Happen"?
** The chairs that time travelers sit in to use H.G. Wells' time machine are on a giant turntable that starts rotating when the travelers' minds are being sent back in time.



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* Lampshaded in [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-10-05 an episode]] of ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'':
-->"...and if science has taught me anything, it's that if something is '''spinning''', it's '''important'''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'': It's not clear how the Ring Drive works (all we know is that it's ''really'' cold in there), but since it's apparently ring-shaped by necessity, there's likely spinning involved.



* Lampshaded in [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-10-05 an episode]] of ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'':
-->"...and if science has taught me anything, it's that if something is '''spinning''', it's '''important'''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'': It's not clear how the Ring Drive works (all we know is that it's ''really'' cold in there), but since it's apparently ring-shaped by necessity, there's likely spinning involved.



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Disk Euler's Disk]] [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY (pronounced "Oiler"]] [[FandomBerserkButton not "Yoo-loer")]] is a spinning coin toy that uses inertia to keep spinning longer and faster as it goes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3o0R2hStiY eventually the kinetic energy causes it to rumble and spin at ridiculous velocity before eventually coming to an abrupt stop]].

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Disk Euler's Disk]] [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY (pronounced "Oiler"]] ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced "Oiler"]], [[FandomBerserkButton not "Yoo-loer")]] "Yoo-ler"]]) is a spinning coin toy that uses inertia to keep spinning longer and faster as it goes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3o0R2hStiY eventually the kinetic energy causes it to rumble and spin at ridiculous velocity before eventually coming to an abrupt stop]].


* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Disk Euler's Disk]] [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY (pronounced "Oiler"]] [[FandomBerserkButton not "Yoo-loer")]] is a spinning coin toy that uses inertia to keep spinning longer and faster as it goes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3o0R2hStiY eventually the kinetic energy causes it to rumble and spin at ridiculous velocity before eventually coming to an abrupt stop]].

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Disk Euler's Disk]] [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY (pronounced "Oiler"]] [[FandomBerserkButton not "Yoo-loer")]] is a spinning coin toy that uses inertia to keep spinning longer and faster as it goes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3o0R2hStiY eventually the kinetic energy causes it to rumble and spin at ridiculous velocity before eventually coming to an abrupt stop]].

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Disk Euler's Disk]] [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY (pronounced "Oiler"]] [[FandomBerserkButton not "Yoo-loer")]] is a spinning coin toy that uses inertia to keep spinning longer and faster as it goes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3o0R2hStiY eventually the kinetic energy causes it to rumble and spin at ridiculous velocity before eventually coming to an abrupt stop]].


* Spinning "throbbers" like the Beach Ball of UsefulNotes/MacOS X, spinning hula hoop in [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] Vista and above, hourglass in XP and earlier, and partial circle used in YouTube and other Google properties, all [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope. They're just looping videos played for the user's amusement, and indicate that the computer has acknowledged the request and is working on it.

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* Spinning "throbbers" like the Beach Ball of UsefulNotes/MacOS X, spinning hula hoop in [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] Vista and above, hourglass in XP and earlier, and partial circle used in YouTube Website/YouTube and other Google properties, all [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope. They're just looping videos played for the user's amusement, and indicate that the computer has acknowledged the request and is working on it.


* 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 Spinning "throbbers" like the Beach Ball of Death in UsefulNotes/MacOS X and the X, spinning hula hoop in [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] Vista and above. UsefulNotes/MacOS uses above, hourglass in XP and earlier, and partial circle used in YouTube and other Google properties, all [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope. They're just looping videos played for the Beach Ball when an application is unresponsive, so it's spinning when science is ''failing'' to happen. Also user's amusement, and indicate that the spinning icons while progressive download buffers video content.computer has acknowledged the request and is working on it.


* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''[='s=] season 10, Sheldon, Leonard and Howard are working on a quantum gyroscope, which is composed of three rings spinning around a central box. When they tests it from the first time, they mentions that watching it for two long can give vertigo. Sheldon, who was filming in the back, just faints without a word.

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* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''[='s=] season 10, Sheldon, Leonard and Howard are working on a quantum gyroscope, which is composed of three rings spinning around a central box. When they tests it from is tested for the first time, they mentions mention that watching it for two too long can give vertigo. Sheldon, who was filming in the back, just faints without a word.


** Professor Lazarus' machine in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment The Lazarus Experiment]].

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** Professor Lazarus' machine in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment The Lazarus Experiment]].Experiment]]".



--->'''The Doctor:''' This little dish should go round. That little dish, there. (''about thirty seconds pass'') Oooh, the little dish is going round!

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--->'''The Doctor:''' This little dish should go round. That little dish, there. (''about ''[about thirty seconds pass'') pass]'' Oooh, the little dish is going round!



* The "tachyon accelerator" seen on ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' was three spinning rings.
** A few episodes later a large device that's supposed to do something with isolating transuranic elements (which in the real world would involve a particle accelerator) has lots wildly rotating components on several different axis. One of which wangs Carter in the head, setting up the cause of the remainder on the episode.
* Possibly Lampshaded in an episode of ''Series/Warehouse13''. In a show that puts the supernatural above the science we have a computer programmer who successfully created a holographic AI in the 70s. When they find him he's in a mental hospital and has the mentality of a 5 year old, and likes to talk about the "spinning and twirling and dancing". Turns out the AI was the result of some BrainUploading accomplished using a zoetrope, but only half his brain was uploaded. Spinning the zoetrope 1 way = upload the brain, spin it the other way = download it back into him. "When Things Spin Brain Uploads Happen"?

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* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'':
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The "tachyon accelerator" seen on ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' was is three spinning rings.
** A few episodes later a ,a large device that's supposed to do something with isolating transuranic elements (which in the real world would involve a particle accelerator) has lots wildly rotating components on several different axis. One of which wangs Carter in the head, setting up the cause of the remainder on the episode.
* ''Series/Warehouse13'':
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Possibly Lampshaded Lampshaded: in an episode of ''Series/Warehouse13''. In a show that puts the supernatural above the science science, we have a computer programmer who successfully created a holographic AI in the 70s.'70s. When they find him he's in a mental hospital and has the mentality of a 5 year old, and likes to talk about the "spinning and twirling and dancing". Turns out the AI was the result of some BrainUploading accomplished using a zoetrope, but only half his brain was uploaded. Spinning the zoetrope 1 way = upload the brain, spin it the other way = download it back into him. "When Things Spin Brain Uploads Happen"?



** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', a duplicate robot Kirk was made by a spinning alien doohickey. Lampshaded by Doctor Ira Graves when he encounters it in the spinoff novel ''Immortal Coil'': "Why in the world would the platform need to spin? It doesn't make any sense. It's almost like...a lot of hand waving. Idle motion."

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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', a duplicate robot Kirk was made by a spinning alien doohickey. Lampshaded by Doctor Ira Graves when he encounters it in the spinoff novel ''Immortal Coil'': "Why in the world would the platform need to spin? It doesn't make any sense. It's almost like... a lot of hand waving. Idle motion."



* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''[='s=] season 10, Sheldon, Leonard and Howard are working on a quantum gyroscope, which is composed of three rings spinning around a central box. When they tests it from the first time, they mentions that watching it for two long can give vertigo. Sheldon, who was filming in the back, just faints without a word.



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* From the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse:'' Herr Doktor Archeville possessed a machine that his teammates called "the spinny gizmo". No one was sure what it did, really, but it sure looked fancy, and it had that spinny part on the front of it.
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* From the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse:'' Herr Doktor Archeville possessed a machine that his teammates called "the spinny gizmo". No one was sure what it did, really, but it sure looked fancy, and it had that spinny part on the front of it.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}'': Plenty of Dwemer ruins contain things that spin, or need to be spun in order to progress the plot.
* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'': Space stations often feature a vertical spinning cylinder device, usually standing in the middle of the hallway. From the descriptions, it's not entirely certain if it actually ''does'' anything other than look sciency. There's also a mod that lets you build a cool-looking device to put on your ship; when you move your ship, it spins (and when you go FTL in order to reach another star, it spins even ''more'', with little fans and lights and stuff).


* Examples from the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film: Ambassador Spock's ship, with three separately-rotating... things which are obviously scientific and important because they have a [[PowerGlows glowy thing]] in the middle.

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* Examples from the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film: ''Film/StarTrek2009'': Ambassador Spock's ship, with three separately-rotating... things which are obviously scientific and important because they have a [[PowerGlows glowy thing]] in the middle.


* Even today, most electricity is, in fact, generated via spinning turbines. Wind power? Wind spinning a turbine. Hydroelectric power? Water and gravity spinning turbines. Thermoelectric plants? Radioactive material or burning fuel generate heat that boils water and makes steam, which runs through a pressurized course and spins turbines along the way. The turbine then spins a dynamo, and electric current is generated.

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* Even today, most electricity is, in fact, generated via spinning turbines. Wind power? Wind spinning a turbine. Hydroelectric power? Water and gravity spinning turbines. Thermoelectric Thermal electric plants? Radioactive material or burning fuel generate heat that boils water and makes steam, which runs through a pressurized course and spins turbines along the way. The turbine then spins a dynamo, and electric current is generated.


In RealLife, technology is usually not visibly exciting to watch in action. For example, your computer (while it has fans and drives which spin) does not actively move while in operation. In many cases, the fact that the machine or technology is operating at all can be somewhat oblique to the naked eye. Witness the many people who call into Tech Support claiming that their [[ComputerEqualsMonitor computer]] isn't working... [[DiscreditedTrope because]] [[IdiotBall it isn't turned on]]. When it comes to various visual media, [[RuleOfPerception movement equals operation]], which allows the audience to recognize that the machine is actually working or operational. Even if there is an obvious, prominent signifier of power (big green light, flashing red lights, etc) positioned on the machine, in the eyes of many - it's not actually ''on'' until something starts moving.

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In RealLife, technology is usually not visibly exciting to watch in action. For example, your computer (while it has fans and drives which spin) does not actively move while in operation. In many cases, the fact that the machine or technology is operating at all can be somewhat oblique to the naked eye. Witness the many people who call into Tech Support claiming that their [[ComputerEqualsMonitor computer]] isn't working... [[DiscreditedTrope because]] [[IdiotBall it isn't turned on]]. When it comes to various visual media, [[RuleOfPerception movement equals operation]], which allows the audience to recognize that the machine is actually working or operational. Even if there is an obvious, prominent signifier of power (big green light, flashing red lights, etc) etc.) positioned on the machine, in the eyes of many - -- it's not actually ''on'' until something starts moving.



* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet,'' the Centroid is an asteroid-sized spinning sphere at the core of an artificial world, powering a CoolGate.

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* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet,'' ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', the Centroid is an asteroid-sized spinning sphere at the core of an artificial world, powering a CoolGate.



** When the outer breastplate is closed during the Mark III suiting-up sequence in ''Film/IronMan1'' , the structures surrounding the arc reactor spin counter-clockwise ever so slightly.

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** When the outer breastplate is closed during the Mark III suiting-up sequence in ''Film/IronMan1'' , ''Film/IronMan1'', the structures surrounding the arc reactor spin counter-clockwise ever so slightly.



* The Xindi superweapon in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
** And in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', a duplicate robot Kirk was made by a spinning alien doohickey. Lampshaded by Doctor Ira Graves when he encounters it in the spinoff novel ''Immortal Coil'': "Why in the world would the platform need to spin? It doesn't make any sense. It's almost like...a lot of hand waving. Idle motion."
*** Heck, the TOS nacelles themselves had something spinning in the red bussard collectors. In ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' it seemed to be linked to the direction of flight, spinning backwards when the ship went into reverse and slowing to a stop when it came to a halt.
*** The entire ''ship'' spins in ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' when the spore drive is activated. First the saucer spins (in counter-rotating directions, no less) while the drive charges up, then the whole ship spins (around the long axis) right before it jumps.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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The Xindi superweapon in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has numerous spinning parts, which end up aligning several lens when it's time to fire it.
** And in In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', a duplicate robot Kirk was made by a spinning alien doohickey. Lampshaded by Doctor Ira Graves when he encounters it in the spinoff novel ''Immortal Coil'': "Why in the world would the platform need to spin? It doesn't make any sense. It's almost like...a lot of hand waving. Idle motion."
*** ** Heck, the TOS nacelles themselves had something spinning in the red bussard collectors. In ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' it seemed to be linked to the direction of flight, spinning backwards when the ship went into reverse and slowing to a stop when it came to a halt.
*** ** The entire ''ship'' spins in ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' when the spore drive is activated. First the saucer spins (in counter-rotating directions, no less) while the drive charges up, then the whole ship spins (around the long axis) right before it jumps.



* Another Gerry Anderson example is ''Series/{{Joe 90}}''[='s=] "Rat Trap", a kind of spherical cage in which Joe sits while it spins rapidly around him, imprinting him with this week's brain pattern. I always wondered why it didn't make him dizzy.

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* Another Gerry Anderson example is ''Series/{{Joe 90}}''[='s=] ''Series/Joe90''[='s=] "Rat Trap", a kind of spherical cage in which Joe sits while it spins rapidly around him, imprinting him with this week's brain pattern. I always wondered why it didn't make him dizzy.



* In ''[[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; when those things spin, science happens.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{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; when those things spin, science happens.



* The Tau Cannon (aka Gauss Gun) from ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' has a set of rotors that spin up to speed as the secondary fire mode is charged. Partially justified as it seems to be some sort of electromagnet contraption[[note]]see Real Life below, namely the power plant section[[/note]].

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* The Tau Cannon (aka (a.k.a. Gauss Gun) from ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' has a set of rotors that spin up to speed as the secondary fire mode is charged. Partially justified as it seems to be some sort of electromagnet contraption[[note]]see Real Life below, namely the power plant section[[/note]].



** Discussed and Averted in the sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', in which Kanji is upset that the medical tests the party undergoes did not include being placed in a centrifuge.

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** Discussed and Averted in the sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', in which Kanji is upset that the medical tests the party undergoes did not include being placed in a centrifuge.



-->"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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'''Baljeet:''' (''from inside the machine'') I am getting nauseous!\\
'''Buford:''' (''smug'') Sounds like science to me.

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'''Baljeet:''' (''from ''[from inside the machine'') machine]'' I am getting nauseous!\\
'''Buford:''' (''smug'') ''[smug]'' Sounds like science to me.


* When the outer breastplate is closed during the Mark III suiting-up sequence in ''Film/IronMan1'' , the structures surrounding the arc reactor spin counter-clockwise ever so slightly.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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When the outer breastplate is closed during the Mark III suiting-up sequence in ''Film/IronMan1'' , the structures surrounding the arc reactor spin counter-clockwise ever so slightly.slightly.
** ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'': The end of the Quantum Tunnel that sends people to the Quantum Realm is surrounded by a large spinning machinery with telescopic parts. The first hint there is a malfunction is that the machine stops spinning.


*** The entire ''ship'' spins in ''StarTrekDiscovery'' when the spore drive is activated. First the saucer spins (in counter-rotating directions, no less) while the drive charges up, then the whole ship spins (around the long axis) right before it jumps.

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*** The entire ''ship'' spins in ''StarTrekDiscovery'' ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' when the spore drive is activated. First the saucer spins (in counter-rotating directions, no less) while the drive charges up, then the whole ship spins (around the long axis) right before it jumps.


** Also the anti-mass spectrometer[[note]]the contraption that starts the resonance cascade[[/note]], which has several parts that must spin for it to work.

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** Also the anti-mass spectrometer[[note]]the spectrometer,[[note]]the contraption that starts the resonance cascade[[/note]], cascade[[/note]] which has several parts that must spin for it to work.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipler_cylinder Tipler Cylinder]]. When this baby spins up, [[Film/BackToTheFuture you're gonna see some serious shit]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke Because it's a]] [[TimeTravel time machine]]. To be fair, it would actually have to be infinitely long to possess this property, but aside from that, it's hard to get more science-from-spin than a time machine powered by spinning.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipler_cylinder Tipler Cylinder]]. Cylinder.]] When this baby spins up, [[Film/BackToTheFuture you're gonna see some serious shit]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke Because it's a]] [[TimeTravel time machine]]. To be fair, it would actually have to be infinitely long to possess this property, but aside from that, it's hard to get more science-from-spin than a time machine powered by spinning.



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tih1b5A0JzE Homouroboros]], the [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/do-the-robot/ Dancing Robot]], and the [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/weekly-photo-challenge-spinning-ring-in-light-and-shadow/ spinning rings on the curved table]] at the San Francisco Exploratorium.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tih1b5A0JzE Homouroboros]], Homouroboros,]] the [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/do-the-robot/ Dancing Robot]], and the [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/weekly-photo-challenge-spinning-ring-in-light-and-shadow/ spinning rings on the curved table]] at the San Francisco Exploratorium.



* 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.]]

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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]]? bar?]] The little contraption that costs less than $10 and whose only function is to be a glorified mixer? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Coolest. Thing. Ever.]]

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