7 Fictional Energy Sources From Pop Culture

Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) holds the unactivated Tesseract in the 2011 film 'Captain America The First Avenger.' (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios).

The harnessing of clean,green sources of energy- 风,太阳能,地热和超越 - 远离不可再生化石燃料的运动是一个在这个网站上获得的话题。我们希望专注于可行的解决方案,这些解决方案可以支持地球在陷入困境的自然资源方面不断增长的人口。

That being said, it's also refreshing to step away from reality from time to time. And what a better way to do so than to take a look at completely make-believe energy sources, renewable and not, plucked from science fiction, comic books and the occasional Mel Brooks comedy. From rare minerals harvested on Pandora to a glowing green ore that serves as one superhero's primary Achilles' heel, here's a look at seven such energy sources and precious elements taken from pop culture. This is by no means a definitive list, so we'd love to hear about ones that you'd like to add. Scroll on down to the comments section to do so!

Thanos在来自Marvel Vol船长的小组中占有宇宙立方体。1,30(1974年1月)

Tesseract(宇宙立方体) - 奇迹宇宙

Arguably the only enchanted source of unlimited energy from the Marvel Universe to receive a shout-out from outgoing United States Secretary of Energy and apparent "Avengers" fanboy Steven Chu, the intergalactic struggle over the "ancient Asgardian artifact of unimaginable power" otherwise known as thetesseract.楚楚的隐喻待遇在国会的请求中,以扩大可再生能源税收抵免。楚写道从2012年5月在Facebook帖子:“虽然'Tesseract' may be fictional, the real-life global competition over clean energy is growing increasingly intense, as countries around the world sense a huge economic opportunity AND the opportunity for cleaner air, water, and a healthier planet. This is now a $260 billion global market, a sum that would impress even Tony Stark. According to the International Energy Agency, last year – for the first time – more money was invested worldwide in clean, renewable power plants than in fossil fuel power plants."

类似的部门中的一种伸展,但是,嘿,我们会特别喜欢在现实生活中生态超级英雄and Bruce Banner/The Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, has楚的回来

来自'超人III'的Kryptonite Prop

Kryptonite – Superman

虽然这种放射性矿物以超级有害的普通报纸记者克拉克肯特而闻名,但这种强化绿色(虽然并不总是所以)ORE也是电力反应堆,火箭和火箭和喜欢。得到这个:Kryptonite,一种被共同选择描述与个人弱点相关的任何物质的物质是真实的。好......那种。

2007年,在塞尔维亚矿区发现了人类以前未知的白色,粉状和非放射性矿物质。你知道什么?矿物,名为Jadarite,具有与氪石相同的化学成分。Explains伦敦的自然历史博物博物馆博士:“在我的研究结束时,我使用矿物的化学式,硼硼硅酸钠硅酸钠搜索了网络,并惊讶地发现在含有岩石的情况下写的同样的科学名称Kryptonite从电影“超人回归的一个博物馆的Lex Luther偷来了。”新的矿物不含氟,白色而不是绿色,但在所有其他方面,化学与含氪石的岩石相匹配。我们必须要小心 - 我们不想剥夺地球最着名的地球超级英雄!”

Captain America and his Vibranium shield

Vibranium - 奇迹宇宙

虽然没有那么多能量source本身,来自外层空间的这种稀有金属,可以在Wakanda的小型(虚构)非洲国家作为更多活力海绵that "absorbs vibratory energy in its vicinity, such as sound waves, within itself." Handy! Most notably, Vibranium has proven to be super-versatile and delightfully durable when it comes to generating superhero clothing and accessories as it was used in the construction of Captain America’s mighty shield (along with Adamantium), the fetching mesh get-up belonging to the Black Panther and the armor worn by East German teen-turned-mutant mercenary, Maverick.

还有一种全部其他类型的葡萄桥,可以在Wakanda之外找到 - 在遥远的南极洲被称为野蛮地面的南极洲,确切地说 - 但它在服装和进攻武器中的使用似乎相当有限。

Quantonium meteorite

Quantonium - '怪物与外星人'

对于醉酒和不满的社交人士Nancy Archer, all it took was a close encounter with a UFO for her to morph into a house-stomping giantess-in-a-towel hell-bent on destroying her philandering husband (and squashing any structures that stood in her way). As for Susan Murphy, the also 50-foot-tall (well, almost50英尺高)但绝对较少的“怪物与外星人”的破坏性女主角,她不寻常的生长刺激由陨石(在右边) - 被称为Quantonium的放射性能源,这也被淘汰了克隆机器。

The green substance – the "most powerful substance in the universe,"accordingto four-eyed alien king Gallaxhar – should not to be confused with a real-life nonstick coating system calledQuantanium.由于敞口,并没有引起消费者以电话投票成长,或者开始以与Reeese Hyerspoon完全相同的声音说话。

Dilithium crystal prop from the first Star Trek series

Dilithium – 'Star Trek'

Essentially, this super-valuable/constantly sought-outcrystalline mineral(chemical symbol: Dt; atomic weight: 87) regulates "the matter/antimatter由于其在暴露于高温和电磁压力时,船舶经线核心的反应是能够在光元件和电磁压力下呈现多孔。它控制反应室中产生的功率量,通过相互湮灭进入电气广场流释放的能量。“或者,在外行的条款中,它是帮助企业和其他星舰旅行的电源真的fast. You know, like faster than the speed of light fast.

和徒步旅行注意:旨在从六到八个月到三个月的六个月到三个月,从六到八个月到三个月,这是一群来自阿拉巴马州 - 亨茨维尔的航空工程师已经开始尝试试验概念性的概念概念融合脉冲火箭发动机,其晶体结构中的氘(氢气稳定同位素)和锂-6(锂稳定同位素)的晶体结构。“这是基本上我们正在使用的模块晶体,”项目团队成员和航空航天工程博士。候选人罗斯科尔特兹解释了TxChnologist.。"Star Trek fans love it, especially when we call the concept an impulse drive, which is what it is."

阿凡达的不吸引

Unobtanium- 'avatar'

在詹姆斯卡梅伦的沉重手中,在Pocahontas神话(或者可能是“福尔斯沟壑?”)这个super-valuable mineral在郁郁葱葱的雨林 - 重月球星球上发现了超导性质(又名)蓝色的人形的沉重地球,在蓝色的人形的沉重地球上找到了巨大的丰富性质。珍贵的矿物对生活在天然资源紧张,能源饥饿的行星地球的生存以及这些东西的侵略性/破坏性采矿业务时,珍贵的矿物也是至关重要的,当然是“化身”的寓言镶嵌情节中的攻击情节。

然而,无用的是,在詹姆斯卡梅伦的想象力之外,长期以来一直存在。它最初被出现为幽默的航空工程术语,用于描述一种非常理想的尚未达到的(因此它的名称)虚构材料,这些材料是超级罕见或甚至不存在的。从那时起,该术语已被广泛地接受,作为用于描述任何金属定价或数量限制的东西的金属术语。据说,不是每个人都完全高兴地高兴的是,卡梅伦从疲惫的旧科技的高速缓存中挖出了不吸化的,并重新灌注了“头像”。Writes科幻爱好者·杰普林:“我一直享受詹姆斯卡梅伦的电影,我对他作为董事和作家有很大的尊重,但我很惊讶他没有坐下5分钟,想想他的神话名字矿物质。我惊讶的是,在花2.37亿美元后,他与一般的术语一起去了,一个从未意味着认真对待。“

Winnebago space ship Eagle 5

Liquid Schwartz – 'Spaceballs'

And last but not least, "once upon a time warp in a galaxy very, very, very, very far away..."

当他的Winnebago与翅膀完全脱离天然气时,他的Winnebago跑了一下,他的Culty Mercalactic Mercenary和他的可靠沼泽是什么 - 猜测它会戴上“超过五块钱” - 并崩溃Vega的月亮?好吧,他不需要看看液体施瓦茨,最有效 - ,无情地销售 - 全球德鲁尼亚这一侧的通用燃料。