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  Armageddon Online - The Doomsday Device
A doomsday device is a hypothetical construction — usually a weapon — which could destroy all life on the Earth, or destroy the Earth itself (bringing "doomsday", a term used for the end of the world).
Doomsday devices have been present in literature and art especially in the twentieth century, when advances in science and technology allowed humans to fantasize in a definite way about the possibility of actively destroying the world or all life on it (or at least human life).
The Soviet Union built the world's only doomsday device, known originally as the "dead hand." The Russian dead hand is designed to launch the bulk of the country's nuclear forces in the event of a decapitating strike, utilizing specially designed rockets carrying radio equipment.
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  Doomsday device - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A doomsday device is a hypothetical construction — usually a weapon — which could destroy all life on the Earth, or destroy the Earth itself (bringing "doomsday", a term used for the end of planet Earth).
Doomsday devices have been present in literature and art especially in the twentieth century, when advances in science and technology allowed humans to plausibly imagine in a definite way about the possibility of actively destroying the world or all life on it (or at least human life).
In the Bionic Woman series episode "Doomsday is Tomorrow", an elderly scientist rigs a government-built facility as a doomsday device that is triggered by non-peaceful use of nuclear power.
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 Doomsday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Doomsday, weekday conveniently characterizing each of the 7 possible calendars for the months March - December, and having a central role in the Doomsday rule, a calendrical algorithm
Doomsday (comics), an alien best known for killing Superman
Doomsday device, a technical design for producing a doomsday event
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 Pitchfork Hardwear
Doomsday Device shows, rare and rarely announced much ahead of time, became the stuff of legend, as hordes of Norcal hardcore's tough guy elite took the stage to sing "their part" and then go barreling back into the crowd to mosh among the bloodied, sweaty masses of kids.
However, Doomsday Device was never viewed as a serious band, a "career endeavor", but rather an excuse to get together with friends and have some fun.
However, in the wake of the tragedy and after much reflection on his amazing legacy, the members of Doomsday Device decided that the whole point of the band was still terribly vital and that it would behoove the scene not to let it go to waste.
www.pitchforkny.com /new/doomsday.php   (1019 words)

  
 Doomsday Clock | thebulletin.org
Since its inception in 1947, the Doomsday Clock has signified the level of threat posed by nuclear weapons and other changing factors in international security.
As the state of international security has changed, the Doomsday Clock has been moved 18 times to reflect the danger level of the period.
The Doomsday Clock was last moved on February 27, 2002 and currently stands at seven minutes to midnight.
www.thebulletin.org /doomsday_clock   (67 words)

  
 Genesis Device - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
The device initiated a process of rapid terraforming, by which previously uninhabitable planets could be turned into class M worlds ready for colonization.
The intention of the third stage of testing was to introduce the device to a lifeless space body, such as a moon or barren planet.
Unfortunately, if the device was detonated where life already existed, it could prove to be a very powerful doomsday weapon, destroying all life in favor of its new matrix.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Genesis_Device   (657 words)

  
 Planet Killers
The Doomsday Machine is similar to the Lexx and the Vorlon planet-killer, in that it appears to be a purpose-built weapon with poor defensive capabilities.
The Doomsday Machine cuts up planets for fuel, but it is unknown how long this process takes, or how much of the planet's mass is actually processed, as opposed to being cast away to drift in space (the iron which makes up most of a typical planet's mass is probably not that useful).
However, the Doomsday Machine requires the ability to disintegrate a planet into a floating debris field at the very least, which in turn requires the ability to overcome gravitational potential energy (otherwise the planet would still be intact).
www.stardestroyer.net /Empire/Essays/Planet-Killers.html   (7347 words)

  
 The Doomsday Machine
Analysis of the Constellation's records showed that the alien device was a robotic weapon designed to break apart planets and ingest their material for use as fuel in a total conversion drive.
Analysis of the devices course indicated that it originated outside our own galaxy, and that it was on a course which would soon take it into one of the most heavily populated regions.
Kirk theorised that the device had been built as an ultimate weapon, so powerful that it could destroy both sides in a war and so would act as a deterrent to any war in the first place.
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"The Doomsday Device" consists of one man twisted by a lifetime of madness.
The band is now managed by Steve McConnell, owner of Benbecula Records and have received radioplay on Radio 1, Radio magnetic and Beat 106 as well as playing the T-Break heats and a Benbecula showcase at The Arches.
Genaro's set basically consists of old "Doomsday Device" songs developed by the band which can be heard on the benbecula website.
www.thedoomsdaydevice.us /biography.html   (378 words)

  
 Soviet Doomsday Device Still Armed and Ready | Wired Science from Wired.com
The Soviet doomsday device -- a giant cobalt bomb rigged to explode were Russia ever nuked, rendering the earth's surface uninhabitable -- gained fictional fame in Dr. Strangelove.
After all, if the world is nuked by a Cold War doomsday device because some Islamic fundamentalist group hits Russia with dirty bombs, it'll be a fetid mix of religious and secular madness that does us in, each happy to use the tools that scientists have provided.
To the article: this type of device was mentioned in the Guiness Book of World Records over 20 years ago - a device with about 50 Gigatons of power that was designed to render the entire surface of the earth uninhabitable in the event that US forces "lost" a nuclear war.
blog.wired.com /wiredscience/2007/09/soviet-doomsday.html   (2019 words)

  
 Goodreads | Doomsday Men: Dr. Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon
This is the gripping, untold story of the doomsday bomb—the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.
From Nobel with his dynamite on, the dream has been...more PD Smith's Doomsday Men is a mix of science fiction analysis and all too real history.
From pulp science fiction stories to Godzilla’s theatrical invasions, it is a veritable lexicon o...more In Doomsday Men: The Real Dr. Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon, British historian of science P.D. Smith masterfully chronicles the literary antecedents and cultural repercussions of the development of nuclear armaments.
www.goodreads.com /book/show/1251610.Doomsday_Men_Dr_Strangelove_and_the_Dream_of_the_Superweapon   (896 words)

  
 Doomsday Is Tomorrow (Part II) - The Bionic Wiki
Jaime battles for her life as she tries to stop the launch of the doomsday device, which is now controlled by the ALEX 7000 super-computer.
He knew somebody was going to set off a bomb eventually, and that his Doomsday Device was going to start to count down.
When the Doomsday Bomb failsafe is triggered by Jaime (by pulling out the booby-trapped memory module), the countdown clock only shows just under 12 seconds (instead of the 20 seconds which the final taped message said).
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 The Doomsday Device of Dr. Demoniak
The Doomsday Device produces huge amounts of ‘quantum energy’ by means of a partially phased quantum energy emitter.
The rift is produced in a metal ring structure in the centre of the room and the quantum energy is channelled towards it by electromagnetic induction.
On the first level is the room containing the doomsday device (though the first level is pretty far down).
www.gla.ac.uk /student/clubs/gaming/stuff/demoniak/resources.htm   (850 words)

  
 Overlord Academy » Doomsday Device
The purpose of a doomsday device is to give credibility to an Overlords threat of total world destruction.
Now, to improve the chances of the doomsday device activating without any attempts from the opposition interfering, the location of the doomsday device needs to be kept secret, and the exact operation of the device known to none but yourself.
For example, if the device was not located on this planet, it would be very difficult for the opposing forces to get to the device in time if they were able to even locate it.
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 THE DEVICE
Indeed it is a doomsday device, and the little sucker works by inducing miscarriage in all pregnant females within a certain radius - say, oh, a few thousand miles - and the blasted thing can be left on for years at a time, if needed.
Control of The Device belongs to neither of the above couple, and this fact is brought home to them when it becomes apparent that The Device is taken by the NAF President, apparently about to be used.
The answer may be as simple as the fact that the Device requires a specialized power source that she has to get to, or that she wants to affect a certain area and is travelling there.
www.skaro.com /write/device.html   (1024 words)

  
 esp@cenet description view
Just before such implosion takes place, powerful laser devices 5 are triggered to produce high power pulses of radiant energy in the direction of the centre 10 of the shell 8 so as to strike the concave nose of an approaching bullet 3 just before it reaches the centre 10.
It is maintained that it is only necessary to give the bullets 3 and/or, the laser devices 5 a sufficient kinetic, or radiant energy, level to ensure the production of temperatures high enough, and for a sufficient time, to fuse the deuterium and tritium pellets.
An arrangement comprising a form of nuclear energy release device which derives its energy release from the fact that it depends upon the centrifugal disintegration of atomic nuclei into individual nucleons, i.e.
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 Func_Msgboard: Doomsday Device - A Mod Concept
the object of the game is to be the first to find and reach the doomsday device, and detonate it, thus killing all of the other players.
if the doomsday device takes a while, like say 15 seconds, then the other three players are now essentially on the same team, so it becomes 3 vs 1, and that would change in a split second as soon as the 1 guy setting off the bomb is dead.
The bottom line on Doomsday Devices is that they create a way to score points without requiring as much skill as other means of scoring points, which is a gameplay problem that can occur with much less extreme and less easily recognizable analogs of the Doomsday Device, such as a powerup that is easily acquired.
www.celephais.net /board/view_thread.php?id=16941   (1955 words)

  
 Sinclair Corp. - Doomsday_devices.html
With the advances of science in today’s modern world, there is a wide range of options and opportunities for you when deciding on a doomsday device to employ.
Nuclear doomsday weapons have long since been regarded as unsafe, cracked and over the top: Perfect for the insane rogue who nobody ever took seriously.
Commanding a doomsday device of genetic mutilation is one of the most humanely destructive abilities in an evil organisation’s arsenal.
tass.opsat.net /read.php?article=Doomsday_devices.html   (417 words)

  
 Untold Tales #2... featuring the Silver Surfer!
In case you haven't seen the episode, Kirk manages to ride the crippled starship into the doomsday device and the explosion of the engines renders it harmless.
The device stopped for a second, then all the layers were pulled into the open end and devoured.
The device faltered for a second, the resumed it’s deadly course for Galactus.
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 Doomsday Men: The Real Dr Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon | PD Smith | Kafka’s mouse
Doomsday Men and “The Return of the Doomsday Machine” in today’s Russia is the subject of an interesting article by Ron Rosenbaum at Slate Magazine.
Doomsday Men aims to address that gap, focusing on nuclear weapons, but also looking at other forms of mass destruction.
Doomsday Men, my cultural history of science, superweapons and other strangeloves, is published by Penguin in the UK and by St Martin’s Press in the US.
www.peterdsmith.com /doomsday-men-the-real-dr-strangelove-and-the-dream-of-the-superweapon   (2475 words)

  
 3D Gamers :: Headline :: No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way international patches v1.3
A team based multiplayer mode where the object of the game is to collect 3 pieces of the doomsday device and assemble them in your base.
To add a piece to your doomsday device, you must stand next to and aim at the device and then drop the piece.
The core of the device is heavier than the other 2 pieces and will slow your movement to a walk when carried.
www.3dgamers.com /news/more/1068217044   (911 words)

  
 Objective Hints - Evil Planet - The Evil Genius Fansite
The devices you're looking for are the Laser, the Biotanks and the Environment Chamber.
Two times on a health-draining device, such as the chair, the laser, the impact stress, the envirochamber or the bookcases.
Two times on a smarts-draining device, such as the brainiac, the mixer, the brainwasher and the biotanks.
www.strategyplanet.com /evilgenius/TheGame/helpob8.asp   (454 words)

  
 Doomsday.
I was hyper-advanced for a six year old but this memory is living proof that no matter how many books I read I was still gay and lame in exactly the ways that a six year old should be.
The Doomsday Device was made to look like a girlish slap on the hand by The Spanish Fly, a double team top rope move that involves three people flipping together.
The Doomsday Device rests under a pile of improvements.
www.progressiveboink.com /archive/doomsday.htm   (3194 words)

  
 Doomsday Is Tomorrow - The Bionic Wiki
Elijah Cooper, an aging scientist, threatens the release of a doomsday device unless world peace is maintained.
At the beginning of Act II, Jaime Sommers is sitting in her kitchen, in her pajamas, drinking a cup of tea and watching the world's reaction to Dr. Cooper's announcement of the existence of the Doomsday Device.
The news announcer explains how there is doubt that the Doomsday Device even exists, but that Dr. Cooper's reputation as a nuclear physicist leaves room for doubt.
bionic.wikia.com /wiki/Doomsday_Is_Tomorrow   (730 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Star Trek - Episode 35 at Epinions.com
Such a weapon, of unimaginable power and ability for destruction, might well be called a doomsday machine, and by its very nature assure the annihilation of all parties in a conflict.
An attack on the Enterprise by the doomsday machine cripples her transporters, and Kirk and Scott are trapped aboard the Constellation.
Created in a time of great uncertainty about the very future of the human race, the doomsday machine is symbolic of the threat of nuclear war.
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 My DoomsDay Device
So far as I can recall, I've actually reduced none of them to practice, although there are several that I might someday, not the LTV obviously.
Nor, as it turns out, the doomsday device.
A brief marketing survey came to a devastating conclusion: that anyone with the resources and the will to use such a device would, rather than actually doing it, instead spend his money on drugs and hookers and let some other sucker foot the bill.
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 Dr. Strangelove meets reality - Blog - Russian strategic nuclear forces
Was it a device to bathe the planet in fallout as the "doomsday machine" of doctor Strangelove or was it a device to launch the country's nuclear forces in the event of an attack?
I have heard that building a one device to bathe the planet in fallout would be in theory possible, but not in practice.
The big gigaton-range cobalt-thorium device of the movie was not intended only to retaliate against an agressor, but was to be a true doomsday device since it was many gigatons in yield and configured to produce lethal fallout globally.
russianforces.org /blog/2006/04/dr_strangelove_meets_reality.shtml   (1321 words)

  
 Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine - TV.com
When entering the Doomsday Machine, both the shuttle and the Constellation are almost identical in size as compared to the Machine.
The Doomsday Machine is made of solid neutronium, a material so dense that a teaspoon weighs tons.
One builds the device, and hopes enemies realize that an attack spells their own demise as well; as a last resort, you will trigger the doomsday device.
www.tv.com /star-trek/the-doomsday-machine/episode/24920/summary.html   (783 words)

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