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witness mark

witness mark  n.— «The laminations can be designed to accommodate flipping, or alternation as noted above, to average out asymmetries. The design should incorporate a “witness mark” so that the pattern of alternation is evident...

ambulance chasing

ambulance chasing  n.— «In 1977, Steven Weinberg, then two years shy of the Nobel Prize in Physics, decided to do a little of what some theorists call “ambulance chasing.” He heard a rumor, while spending a year at Stanford, that...

sparticle

sparticle  n.— «Among the many possibilities proposed for what’s often called “new physics” is that the universe actually consists of tiny strands (or strings) of energy; that it contains several dimensions beyond those that we perceive;...

geometrogenesis

geometrogenesis  n.— «Let us consider a simple scenario of what we may expect to happen in a BI theory with a good low energy limit. It is a factor of about twenty orders of magnitude from the physics of the Planck scale described by the...

meatlift

meatlift  v.— «Every supermarket detective—or “loss-prevention specialist,” as many prefer to be called—has an offbeat meatlifting story to share. There’s the one about the lady who seemingly defied the laws of physics by...

decoherence

decoherence  n.— «If you’re looking for places where the laws of physics allow for information to be injected into the universe, then you must look to quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics has a process called...

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