Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Acronymical

















This reminds me of a code I wrote - Simulation of Protons from beam Interaction with Target, or "SPIT." I had to stretch the name to fit the acronym just so that I could have the output file be named "spitout." Sigh.
A list of many clever scientific acronyms is here, and a searchable database is here.
And for anyone who doesn't know, "onomastic" refers to the study of proper names and their origins.

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