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Computers A garbled communication between 2 devices in a local area network (LAN) that results when both attempt to transmit data simultaneously; after colliding, each device waits for a period of time and retries; increased devices on a LAN increase the likelihood of collision
Obstetrics A mechanical obstruction to the birth of twins, such that the lay of one foetus impedes the engagement of the other; the most extreme collision is known as interlocking
Public health Road traffic accident/motor vehicle accident
Radiation physics The interaction between 2 particles—e.g., photons, atomic nuclei, electrons—during which energy, momentum, and charge may be altered

collision

Obstetrics A mechanical obstruction to the birth of twins, such that the lay of one fetus impedes the engagement of the other; the most extreme collision is known as interlocking, see there Public health Motor vehicle accident. See MVA.
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This starburst, whose colliding galaxies have merged into a single body, lies about 120 million light-years from Earth.
The increased energy available at that facility and the use of two colliding beams of nuclei instead of one beam and a fixed target should greatly enhance the chances of creating a quark-gluon plasma.
Neupert had proposed that as electrons accelerate to high energies, emitting radio waves and colliding with atoms to create the hard X-rays, they also heat the ionized gas inside neighboring magnetic loops.
Like giant accelerators in the sky, the arching magnetic fields that pierce the upper atmosphere of stars can unleash vast amounts of energy Colliding, breaking apart, and reconnecting, the fields accelerate charged particles high in the atmosphere, triggering an explosive brightening, or flare, near the visible surface of the star below.
Slamming salvos of minuscule heavy-water cannonballs into a thumbnail-sized target containing heavy hydrogen produces micro-thermonuclear reactions in which some of the colliding atoms fuse, report scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.
If a space rock is large enough, it could kill millions of people by colliding with Earth, Shoemaker says.
2) Sharks' forward Stephane Matteau is taken off the ice on a stretcher after colliding with the Kings' Bryan Smolinski.
VAN NUYS - Four people were injured Saturday - two critically - when a car crashed into a Mexican restaurant after colliding with another car at an intersection, a fire spokesman said.
A Brazilian Gol passenger plane with 155 people on board disappeared over the Amazon jungle on Friday after colliding with a small plane, the company and news reports said.
Crash course: Colliding cold and warm air causes the warm air to rise in an updraft.
But it doesn't rule out interactions--other than gravitational effects--among dark matter particles colliding at low speeds.
The Yamaha rider lost control of his bike after colliding with the Honda.