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n. street slang for methamphetamine, a drug in a chrystaline form which supposedly stimulates the senses, is popular with some illicit drug users, and is addictive. It smells bad, has serious unhealthy side effects, and its possession, use and sale without a prescription are all crimes. (See: narcotics, controlled substance)

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Either way, it's the relative speed of light and gravity that matters, insofar as the horizon problem is concerned.
where a is the radius of the conductors, v "the drift velocity of the charges (in practice electrons, and the speed is much lower than the speed of light)" [1] *, q the elementary charge, and N the free electron density in the conductors.
The media across the globe went to town with the news in September last year that scientists at an underground laboratory in Switzerland, who have been looking for the elusive God Particle, had instead found a neutrino beating the speed of light by one billionth of a second.
To accept that the speed of light has been broken, there needs to be a lot more than just one or two experiments.
--the method of Kenneth Evenson (1972), using a kind of interferometer based on helium-neon laser with stabilized frequency; the speed of light was estimated at c = 299792.4574 [+ or -] 0.011 km/s.
Now local authorities have decided to take down the Speed Of Light - because they cannot stop the vandals.
What's new: The ability to control the speed of light on a silicon chip.
That equation says that energy (E) is equal to mass (m) times the speed of light squared ([c.sup.2]).
The speed of light, one of the most sacrosanct of the universal physical constants, may have been lower as recently as two billion years ago--and not in some far corner of the universe, but right here on Earth.
I'm not talking just about laser weapons, but in general about the kinds of weapons that travel at the speed of light. Think back to what happened when we put motorized vehicles on the battlefield and people no longer had to move on foot or horseback.
It will process such queries as 'G * mass of earth' or 'speed of light * two.' Type 'What is the speed of light in furlongs per fortnight' and you'll get this reply: 'the speed of light = 1.8026175 x 10{+1}{+2} furlongs per fortnight.'"
Sustainability at the Speed of Light: Opportunities and Challenges for Tomorrow's Society, a 2002 report by WWF Sweden on the role of ICT in sustainable development, cites many other examples of savings: Cisco saved an estimated $50 million per year storing its product and pricing information on the Internet.