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Daniel's machine irradiates Eloise. ("The Constant")

Daniel's machine is a device created by physics professor Daniel Faraday as part of an unauthorized experiment at Queens College, Oxford involving time travel. ("The Constant")

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The machine

The machine looks like a large overhead lamp. It emits a bright violet beam, similar to the light seen during the discharge. According to Faraday, it can "unstick" a consciousness within time so that it can travel to different points within a subject's life, in the past or in the future. The device works when it is set at 2.342 and oscillates at 11 hertz.

Side effects

Main article: Temporal displacement

The frequency of "unsticking" episodes experienced by a subject's consciousness increases exponentially, and the more the subject's consciousness travels in time, the shorter the duration of these episodes. Soon, an affected subject will suffer the effects of the condition known as "temporal displacement", resulting, in some cases, in a brain aneurysm.

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Constants

Main article: Constant

According to Daniel Faraday, in order for a person to cope with the confusion of time travel, and stop the episodes, they need to find a constant. A constant is a person, or an object, who can be found in both the present time and the time the person is traveling to. Once a person finds their constant, events in both times will "course-correct". It is implied that a person must care deeply for their constant, presumably because the effect of finding a constant the person is unfamiliar with may increase confusion.

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