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meltdown

(Science: radiobiology) In a fission reactor, if there is insufficient coolant or the fission chain reaction proceeds too rapidly, heat can build up in the reactor fuel, causing it to melt. In extreme cases the whole fission core can melt down to (or even through) the reactor floor. Fusion reactors are not vulnerable to this.


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The Hitchhiking Gene

... lethal in homozygous form, they will impede selection altogether. A steady accumulation of harmful alleles could tip a population into mutational meltdown especially if their harm is exacerbated by a change in selective pressure. Moreover, physical location to a selected gene on a chromosome may ...

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by Morphoeclectic
Fri May 02, 2008 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: The Hitchhiking Gene
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The Fiber Disease

... thesis, they would be very happy at a privately moderated site. OK, let's use scientific methodology. First observe the behavior: They have a meltdown when challenged and create a new board that they can control. They then invite all of the lurkers here to join them at that site. They then ...

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by mfromcanada
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... thesis, they would be very happy at a privately moderated site. OK, let's use scientific methodology. First observe the behavior: They have a meltdown when challenged and create a new board that they can control. They then invite all of the lurkers here to join them at that site. They then ...

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by Frank N Stein
Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

Oh I get it now, I didn't read your post before. Well yea you know man, you have a point. I have been thinking about bumping the entire Tam meltdown forward. That was beatiful and it will answer your question. I just guess you never thought in a million frikin years that at the same time you ...

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by Frank N Stein
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:21 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Re: Who's scamming who?

... to defend the Tam Spam Scam after 500 hundred pages of requests that he validate a ridiculous science fiction story, after which he has an online meltdown when it is revealed that his web site is nothing more than a scam to collect information from a narrowly defined demographic. But remember, ...

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by Frank N Stein
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:29 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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