Bandit wrote:to be technical, a pocket sized particle accelerator isn't all that amazing: a hair dryer can be called a particle accelerator since it actively accelerates particles (in air).
other common appliances that can be called a particle accelerator includes:
fans, hand dryers, electric mixers, food processors, blenders, dishwashers (they actively accelerate particles in water), washing machines, dryers, etc.
i was wondering when someone would call me out on this.
basically dexter's developed a track of finely tuned extremely dense rare earth metals with corresponding anchor alloys to withstand velocity changes in energy of up to 99.999999% of the universal constant.
obviously this not only requires a shit ton of energy but is extremely dense.
Dexter's little particle acclerator isn't turned on, or its mass density would skyrocket. the optimum test for its operation would be somewhere in the magnetic field gaps in the earth's orbital plane somewhere far off from the earth so that the planet wouldn't get dragged half a degree out of alignment and start fucking annihilating ecosystems on the planet
the actual space required for the accelerator ends up being really small, with the explosions also having a containment field to measure their impacts
i know it seems like bullshit on a few levels. i have a few responses to the two most prominent levels of bullshit.
1) that's sci-fi technology for you: capable of all kinds of impossible shit.
2) yes, i really did make this minor detail that intimately relates to the overall plot once you learn what the bomb actually has done to the moon (might do to the earth?)
3) fully-functioning does not necessarily mean operational! ho ho ho ho