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atomic cocktail

1. In medicine, a liquid solution that contains one or more radioactive elements, which is swallowed orally and used in the diagnosis and/or treatment of disorders, especially cancer and diseases of the thyroid. We are just going to administer a sort of atomic cocktail to track the disease's progress. That way, we can better gauge what course of action to take.
2. An alcoholic drink composed of vodka, brandy, champagne, and sherry. Created in Las Vegas, Nevada, and named after the nuclear tests conducted in the state during the 1950s. Barkeep, I want something that will knock my socks off. Fix me an atomic cocktail!
See also: atomic, cocktail

atomic wedgie

n. an instance of pulling someone’s underpants up very tightly—from the rear—so that the cloth is pulled between the victim’s buttocks; a severe wedgie or melvin. I’m going to sneak up behind Bob and give him an atomic wedgie.
See also: atomic, wedgie
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We believe that Algaeventure's approach holds promise for significantly reducing the cost of drying biomass at large scale thus improving the likelihood of producing cost-competitive, algae-derived fuel products," said David Ordway, Project Manager at General Atomics.
The aircraft used in the exercise was borrowed from the Air Force and fitted with a maritime surface search radar, General Atomics spokeswoman Kimberly Kasitz said.
Although this is only an initial demonstration system, the architecture used by General Atomics for this project, is readily scaled up to much larger systems capable of producing, storing and managing renewable energy through the controlled dispatch from energy storage products for entire sites.
Sentiris met the very specific product requirements we needed for these Predator components," said Alan Peterson, Director Combat Systems Integration, General Atomics.
In little more than two decades, Neal and Linden built upon General Atomics to create a diversified international high-technology group of companies with world leadership positions in nuclear fusion, fission, laser technologies, ultra wide-band telecommunications, and electromagnetic propulsion technologies ranging from aircraft carrier launch and recovery systems to magnetic levitation for rail transport.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper field retrofit Work.
May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin said today it had been selected by General Atomics as weapon system integrator for the High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS).
Mediaware's customer base includes General Dynamics, SAIC, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Atomics and the Australian Defence Force in the Defense Sector, and CNN, Bloomberg, Tandberg and ABC in the Broadcast Sector.
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Mike, previously head of the laser programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been at General Atomics for the past several years as head of the inertial fusion, photonics and fission programs at GA.
Also taking part are California State University Bakersfield, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Select Personnel Services, AV Regional Occupational Programs, EDO Corporation, Federal Aviation Administration, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Six Flags California, Edwards Air Force Base, the University of Phoenix, UPS, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, FedEx Ground, Antelope Valley Hospital, Auto Simple, the California Department of Corrections, Countrywide Home Loans and High Desert Medical Group.
This demonstration leverages capabilities Lockheed Martin has already developed and provides insight into the off-the-shelf ISR capabilities Lockheed Martin and General Atomics are prepared to deploy for the U.
Gensym Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNSME), a leading provider of rule engine software for mission-critical solutions, today announced that its partner General Atomics (GA), one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development, has selected Gensym's flagship G2(R) rule-engine software for a new intelligent power system management solution.