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.
What does SSCL stand for?
SSCL stands for Superconducting Supercollider
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We have 9 other meanings of SSCL in our Acronym Attic
- Society of Silicon Chemistry, Japan
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature
- Southern Speech Communication Journal (Southern Communication Journal)
- Scientific Supercomputing Center Karlsruhe (Technical University of Karlsruhe; Germany)
- Segel-Surf-Club Kempen (Germany)
- Saturday School of Community Languages (est. 1978; Australia)
- Social Science Computing Laboratory
- Space Systems and Controls Lab
- Strategies for Success in Construction Lending
- Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory (Dallas, TX)
- Superconducting Supercollider Laboratory
- Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East
- Stanford Society of Chicano Latino Engineers and Scientists
- Shared Source Common Language Infrastructure (Microsoft)
- Summit on the Shortage of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science)
- South State Cooperative Library System (California)
- Sussex Street Community Legal Service inc (Australia)
- Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary (religious order)
- Simultaneous Source Control Managers
- Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius (Danville, PA)
Samples in periodicals archive:
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.