The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:15 pm UTC

masher wrote:
meat.paste wrote:This is, unfortunately, the true reason why the technology in the lab is a NMR, but in a medical setting it's a MRI.


And also, N.M.R. sounds a lot like enema...


Both nuclear and an enema? That's got to be one of the scariest things I've heard right there, nevermind the clostraphobia involved in the actual device.

I like:
Transduction
Rough-endoplasmic recticulum
Exgesis (misspelt)
"The minimum maximal independant set is smaller then the minimum maximal dominating set if and only if the graph is a-chordial"

Fun additions:
Actual or seeming contradictions like inorganic biochemistry, extraterristal geology, dynamic equilibrium.
Quaternary, quinary or higher
factor, vector, or effect at the end

Actual sciency words that sound made up:
Chargino
onomonpeia
Nematode
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby brenno » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:44 am UTC

SQUID: Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices

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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Rhubarb » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:55 am UTC

To the "adding quantum makes it more sciencey" crowd, does that include this: http://www.finish.co.uk/finish_product_range/multi_benefit_dishwasher_detergent/finish_quantum.html? :D

What about...

optical coherence tomography
superhydrophobic surface
lorentz group lie algebra
canonical quantization
paraxial ray tracing
stochastic process
birefringence
time dependent perturbation theory

That's enough for now.

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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby achan1058 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:41 am UTC

Algebraic biology and bosonic algebra. Sounds both mathy and sciency. The second one is about representing bosons in terms of generating functions and such. There's also quantum field theory, if it has not been mentioned already.

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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby thicknavyrain » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:31 pm UTC

Immunosuppression. I had to write this out a lot during a science report on Organ Transplantation and it dawned on me how sciency it was. Similarly, the different types of transplants sound pretty sciency too:

Allograft
Xenograft
Autograft

All very sciency.
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Fat Tony » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:49 am UTC

I randomly decided that this word I had made up - "amniotrophism" - sounded incredibly intelligent and scientific.
I guess it would be defined as the lifestyle of surviving off of the consumption of placentas.
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Charlie! » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:47 am UTC

Ooh, I just ran into a technical term and thought of this thread.

Alkylimino-de-oxo-bisubstitution. I always just called it "that adding amines to cabonyls thing."
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Postby CokeBottleBeeBop » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:35 am UTC

endoplasmic reticulum.
definitely.
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Anisaur » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:19 pm UTC

Oh, I have a nice collection of science-y stuff. Where shall I start?

Dermatoglyph Recognition/Admission Surveyor. Dynamic G-Space Harmonic Gravimetric Compression Pulse. Scrutinization Emblazon Nacelle Serried Objective Recorder.

Should I continue?

Subcutaneous Electroplasmic Conductors. Quantum Replicator Intermatrix. Yttrium-Zinc Alloy. Vissium.

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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby wbeaty » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:52 am UTC

The microwave tube relies on nonlinear density wave processes in particle streams interacting with solid conductive tuned cavity surfaces. That's right, they are identical to that bizarre resonant-cavity standing wave acoustic source known as the EMPTY BEER BOTTLE.
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Mapar » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:07 am UTC

Quantum chromodynamics, stress-energy pseudotensor,...

CokeBottleBeeBop wrote:endoplasmic reticulum.
definitely.
x


And this. Definitely. It's even longer in Dutch. "Endoplasmatisch reticulum". Cue everyone in the class go o.0
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Antimony-120 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:18 pm UTC

BlackSails wrote:Sorry for the necromancy, but I found this on wikipedia:

"QCD does not violate the CP-symmetry as easily as the electroweak theory; unlike the electroweak theory in which the gauge fields couple to chiral currents constructed from the fermionic fields, the gluons couple to vector currents."

Anyone want to translate?


A little late on the translation, but here it is:

It's hard to get things to spit out matter-antimatter/left-right objects in different amounts using only the strong force. The weak force does it much easier, because of {MATH}. There's really no quick translation of that second part.
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Fat Tony » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:48 pm UTC

My drummer was trying to explain some sort of scientific concept to me a few months ago, and he had no idea what he was talking about, but he didn't want me to realize that, so he just kept on rambling and rambling, and I let him continue until he uttered the phrase, "...and then it's all about the inecular mohesion of the--" "Richie, inecular mohesion is not a real thing." "Oh. Crap."
So, this long, dragged-out explanation didn't help me understand the scientific concept he had been talking about. It did, however, inspire us to change our band name to Ïn̈ëçülär Möhë§ïön̈.
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Whelan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:46 pm UTC

You must travel to the Islets of Lagerhans, in search of the vaunted Node of Ranvier, protected by the Golgi Apparatus and hidden in Purkinje fibres.
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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Dopefish » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:16 pm UTC

Most of the contents of this video seems relevant. :P

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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby LaserGuy » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:48 pm UTC

Coulomb explosion
Non-collinear optical parametric amplifier
Temporal solitons
Electrostriction

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Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

Postby Aleifr » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:09 am UTC

Abiogenesis. It doesn't sound ultra "sciencey", but I love the word, I love the concept, and I love the actual science of it.

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