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What does SSC stand for?

SSC stands for Superconducting Supercollider

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The United States dropped out of the atom-smasher race in 1993 when it suspended construction of the Superconducting Supercollider in Texas because of its expense.
Isabella, a 40-billion-dollar superconducting supercollider particle accelerator, has been built to simulate the Big Bang theory of creation, while seeking alternate sources of energy.
Celebrated in 1987 as the "Colossus of Colliders" and "The Biggest Machine Ever," the Superconducting Supercollider became, in 1993, a media metaphor for extravagant technologies.
Peters was later forced to resign from the position when during the course of a televised hearing into $28-apiece pure-titanium paper clips being used by record clerks at the Superconducting Supercollider, Peters became disoriented and, apparently thinking he was at lunch with a Monthly editor, motioned to the nearest young female congressional aide and declared, "Waitress, I'll have the usual--a double Amaretto martini with a frozen Heineken smoothie and a shot of Galliano on the side.
Here are some samples of ludicrous boondoggles that continue to enjoy the support of Congress and the Executive Branch: [paragraph] The superconducting supercollider, a king-size Texas toy dear to the hearts of some theoretical physicists but necessary to no one else.
Rob's extensive background in energy and technology policy, his advocacy skills, and his experience working on projects of national significance, including the National Maglev Deployment Program and the Superconducting SuperCollider will go a long way in helping MWTT establish positive relationships, build alliances, and work with a broad spectrum of leaders in the renewable energy industry and government, among others," said Mazur.