A symbol in the greek alphabet.
In physics, represents nuclear half life, or the wavelength of a ray/photon/light.
Used in the Half-Life games as the symbol for the rebellion. Also represents the game in general.
"C (The Speed of Light) equals Lambda (wavelength) times F (frequency)."
"Follow the lambdas spray-painted on the walls to a secret weapons cache."
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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator complex, intended to collide opposing beams of protons (one of several types of hadrons) with very high kinetic energy. Its main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the Standard Model, the current theoretical picture for particle physics. It is theorized that the collider will confirm the existence of the Higgs boson, the observation of which could confirm the predictions and missing links in the Standard Model, and could explain how other elementary particles acquire properties such as mass.more...
The LHC was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and lies underneath the Franco-Swiss border between the Jura Mountains and the Alps near Geneva, Switzerland. It is funded by and built in collaboration with over eight thousand physicists from over eighty-five countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories. The LHC is operational and is presently in the process of being prepared for collisions. The first beams were circulated through the collider on 10 September 2008, and the first high-energy collisions are expected to take place after 6-8 weeks.
The LHC12 is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. The collider is contained in a circular tunnel, w...
A book that contains deliberately misleading or incorrect information, often with a strong right-wing bias. It may have a revisionist attitude towards history, neglecting certain events or figures of historical importance simply because they are not conservative.
I realized that the textbook assigned for my history class was actually a texastbook once I read about how Nixon was a hero for being able to prevent the evil Lyndon B Johnson from turning America into a communist state.
Ugh, this quantum physics textbook is such a texastbook - it says that nuclear fission occurs because Baby Jesus wanted us to win Dubya Dubya Deuce, not because Uranium atoms are bombarded with neutrons.
Darwin's Theory of Evolution was just a small footnote in the chapter about Intelligent Design in the new history texastbooks that my school got.
Primarily, Japanese anime that relys heavily on showcasing mecha: robots/spaceship/fighterplanes/war machinery-heavy action. Particularly when they are engaged in violent combat and especially if the mecha are transformable.
There is no sexuality or actual 'p0rn' as the focusunless it is a doujinshi or hentai fan svc. storyline. The visually riveting & gratuitous element is the visceral & bloody nature of such combat and the war-romance of glamorized, high tech machines destroying each other; as visually addictive to tech-nerds as actual sexual content eg:
Massive exchanges of ordnance and stunning dogfight/combat maneuvers against cityscapes, alien environments or amidst massed fleets of capital ships and blossoming,null-'G'explosions; detailed, 'motion-physics' accurate and almost photo-realistic depictions of soldiers/pilots decompressing in hard vacuum, being eviscerated or burned alive; depictions of ordnance impacts and nuclear explosions, incl. progressive flash/blast/heat, that have otherwise only been captured with motion picture cameras using strobes, frame progression and other photography tricks.
Can apply to non-Japanese, SF motion pictures replete w/the aforementioned.
Did you watch the 3rd episode of Gundam:Unicorn?-Total mecha porn!!!
Similar to chainfail / chain-fail / chain fail, "Epic Chain-Fail", is a series of fails, usually (in strictest sense of epic chain fail, not mere hyperbole) deal-breaking fails, not just minor fails, not only in a experiential or temporal successsion, but also in another dimension, or exponentiating too.
fail < chain fail < epic chain fail
fail < epic fail < epic chain fail
either chain fail, or epic fail could be worse, depending on the specifics. there is no worse than epic chain fail known. there is no "chain epic fail", as the "epic" in "epic chain fail" already implies fail os of epic proportion, either (strictly) in each fail's own right, or as the cumulative result.
"I tried google+. fails with privacy/security/bigbrother concerns, getting so far into my social life to know more about me than just searches, they admit they report it to govs. fails in having to use 1 of the 4 big name browsers. fails with useragent change. even with right browwser, fails with another dozen annoyances in it's interface, each a deal-breaker, i decided i'd made too many allowances, time to declaire googleplus epic chain-fail, being so widespread, likely to spread further as users get locked in (to it AND browsers), wanting to talk to their friends on it."
"the reaction in a nuclear explosion, is like an epic chain-fail on the atomic/subatomic level"
"he had been t-total for 38 years, drank too much cough syrup, which lead to drinking a bottle of tequilla, and some meths. he trashed his house, killed his baby, raped and severely beat his wife, set the neighbour's house on fire, called up everyone on his phone ruining all his relationships, tried having sex with a child's ride out-side a charity shop, swam next to a sewage pipe, had unprotected sex with several prostitutes, to wake up several days later in prison, with a guard explaining he burned down half the town, contracted and spread several diseases, alienated himself to the nation, and was facing charges of manslaughter, assault, rape, vandalism and much more. ...all because he didn't read the label on the cough syrup. epic chain fail."