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Exotic Matter - A transdimensional substance discovered as a byproduct of the Higgs Boson research at CERN. In theory, XM is both matter and energy, and simultaneously exists in multiple dimensions. Exact knowledge of the nature of XM is currently classified. (WotD for November 15 - http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=00wod15 )

XM (Exotic Matter) - A rare and powerful form of tri-polar energy leaking into our universe from another dimension. This energy forms the basis for all Shaper technology. XM is needed to power your Scanner. If XM falls below critical levels, your Scanner will be disabled. You can collect XM (represented by glowing orbs on the Scanner Map) by moving through those areas. The XM will be automatically harvested by your Scanner. (from ingress manual - vocabulary briefing)


Decay - Resonators will naturally decay and lose their XM health over time if they are not recharged ((from ingress manual - vocabulary briefing)

Deja Vu - That eerie sense that you have lived this before. One plausible explanation based on current research is that Deja Vu may be an XM induced glimpse into an alternate reality. (WotD for 01/03/2013)

Exotic Essence - Dr. Wright's hypothesis that people leave bits of themselves in places that are important to them. -http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/02/item/vulnerable.html

Lynton-Wolfe:  I suspected as much. It's called hyperthreading. It's an artifact of XM entanglement... 
Calvin:  she is in two points in space-time simultaneously?
Lynton-Wolfe:  Effectively, yes. We don't yet fully understand how this is possible or the mechanics of it,
but basically her XM aura flickered in and out of existence.
Calvin:  is this like what we've seen before? With Hank?
Lynton-Wolfe:  Correct. It is a heightened version of what we think we saw with Mr. Johnson and the
individual currently known as Klue.
Calvin:  and this is part of your exotic essence theory?
Lynton-Wolfe:  Quite perceptive. Our best understanding is that sensitives are drawn to places with high
concentrations of XM. With prolonged exposure to those sites, sensitives can experience XM entanglement with
them. Once the bond is made, they are effectively linked, forever. 
Calvin:  let me get this straight. If I was drawn to my college, when I went there I formed a bond with it,
and whatever happens there now affects me?
Lynton-Wolfe:  If you were a high level sensitive with sufficient receptivity.  But yes, it's a good
approximation of the theory. 

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/04/item/3anomalies.html

Exotic Matter Anomalies - mentioned in proposal by Dr. Calvin that a relationship between these anomalies and artistic/scientific breakthroughs may exist http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/ShaperStudyProposal.png

Exotic Matter (XM) meter - XM allows you to take actions in Ingress (e.g. hacking a Portal or creating a Link). Walk around to gather XM. (from ingress manual - scanner overview)

Hyperthreading - An as of yet unexplained dualization/transportation of one's XM essence to another position in spacetime. Niantic researchers have hypothesized that an extreme hyper-sensitive may be able to extend XM hyperthreading to their physical form, existing in two positions simultaneously. This remains unproven, and largely in the realm of pseudo-science. (WotD Mar 14)

Calvin:  phillip's security team has reported that Misty Hannah has been moving in and out of an erratic
quantum state while in lockdown.
Lynton-Wolfe:  I suspected as much. It's called hyperthreading. It's an artifact of XM entanglement... 
Calvin:  she is in two points in space-time simultaneously?
Lynton-Wolfe:  Effectively, yes. We don't yet fully understand how this is possible or the mechanics of it,
but basically her XM aura flickered in and out of existence.  

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/04/item/3anomalies.html

Kirlian Photography - Photography that allegedly showed `auras' around people's bodies. Some theorize that Exotic Matter visualization has its roots in Kirlian Photography. ( WotD for 12/04/2012 )

Modulated XM - described in the book, “The Niantic Project: Ingress” - could refer to “The dial tone signal encoded with electrical pulses.” (page 21). The smartphone app has “An embedded XM modulation core, would allow resonating XM constructs to amplify these naturally occurring anomalies.” Megadoses of modulated XM may effect the human nervous system (mention in The Niantic Project: Ingress, page 21)

Numinous Places - Places on the Earth previously associated with divine or creative inspiration. Mystical Places. Most famous numinous places have been mapped to Exotic Matter anomalies. (WotD for November 21 - http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=00wod21 )

Portal - An XM construct that supplies items when hacked. Link 3 Portals to form a Control Field. (from ingress manual - scanner overview)

Portals live in publicly accessible areas, and are most highly concentrated in denser and more urban settings. Portals manifest themselves usually as public art such as statues and monuments, unique architecture, outdoor murals, historic buildings, and unique local businesses. Portals are places where human creativity and ingenuity is expressed and unexplained energy phenomena emanates. (from ingress manual - Finding Portals)

Portal Decay - Resonators are powered by XM. Resonators start with a full charge, but the XM store is consumed at a rate of approximately 10% per day. Attacks on Resonators by XMPs also reduce their XM charge. Resonators will self-destruct when the XM charge reaches 0. If all Resonators deployed on a Portal go to zero, the Portal will revert to Neutral status. (from ingress manual - scanner overview)

Power Cube

Oliver Lynton-Wolfe: In a different century, I would be shouting Eureka. I have successfully stabilized the
formula for XM containment and see no reason why I could not build a prototype 'powercube' within days.
Zeke: v. good news. any deployment risks I need to be aware of?
Oliver Lynton-Wolfe: Only that intelligence will be heightened exponentially. I suspect that others will
have epiphanies at the same rates that I have..
Zeke: ok. that worries me. While you seem to have no neg. side effects, others might react differently.

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/eureka.html

Original link - Added to the Ingress game with version 1.22

Primary Store - Recharging Resonators consumes XM from your primary store. You can replenish your XM by walking around and collecting more XM. (from ingress manual - scanner overview)

Quantum Mechanics - The discovery that particles are discrete packets of energy with wave-like properties led to the branch of physics dealing with atomic and sub-atomic systems which is today called quantum mechanics. (WotD for November 16 - http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=00wod16 )

Quantum Telepathy - Where do ideas come from? Inspiration. Some are beginning to argue that Exotic Matter might explain ephemeral mental states such as artistic inspiration, ESP, sudden scientific breakthroughs. (WotD for November 22 - http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=00wod22 )

Recharging - Resonators must be periodically Recharged to maintain their power and control a Portal. If Resonators lose too much XM, then they will be at risk of easy destruction during enemy attacks. If all the Resonators on a Portal drop in XM health to the Critical level, then Links from the Resonators’ Portal will fail. Recharging a Resonator involves transferring XM from your Player reserve to the Resonator(s) on a Portal. (from Ingress Manual - vocabulary briefing)

Resonator - A high energy particle accelerator that is used to control the XM energy emitted by Portals. Deploying a Resonator on a Portal allows you to claim the Portal for your Faction. (from Ingress Manual - vocabulary briefing)

Scanner - The core technology for your phone, the Scanner can detect Portals and interact with Exotic Matter (XM) and XM constructs such as Resonators and XMPs. (from Ingress Manual - vocabulary briefing)

Sensitives - People who are 'sensitive' to the effects of Exotic Matter, whatever those may be… (WotD for November 17 - http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=00wod17 )

Dr. Calvin hypothesized that Sensitives had been influenced by the Shaper Virus http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/ShaperStudyProposal.png

Lynton-Wolfe:  Quite perceptive. Our best understanding is that sensitives are drawn to places with high
concentrations of XM. With prolonged exposure to those sites, sensitives can experience XM entanglement with
them. Once the bond is made, they are effectively linked, forever. " 

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/04/item/3anomalies.html

Zeke:Top sheet answer: We have discovered signals at the subatomic level.  They appear to contain ordered
information. They are from no known source.  We believe it is some kind of signal (i.e. it's not noise).
The signals also seem to have a physiological effect on some test subjects.  We are calling those who the
signal affects 'sensitives'. 

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/ViralStudy.html

Sensitive Archaeology - Locating ancient sites by studying exotic matter cluster dispersal. Very weird stuff. (WotD for November 20 - http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=00wod20 )

Shaper Mind Virus - Dr. Calvin (an NIA Research Analyst) proposed a Shaper study to the NIA dealing with links between XM, human ability and the effects of his hypothesized Shaper Mind Virus. He hypothesized in his study that those called, sensitives may have been influenced by this virus http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/ShaperStudyProposal.png Nov 7

Shapers - Name ascribed to the patterns found to be emerging in Exotic Matter which some believe to be indications of an intelligence of unknown origin. (WotD for November 19 - http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=00wod19 )

A code name assigned by ADA or the NIA for the transdimensional intelligence that may be infiltrating our dimension through XM Portals. At present, we have no visualization for Shapers. We only seem to see them when manifested in their human identities (i.e., we see the scientist, not the idea virus inside). (from Ingress Manual - vocabulary briefing)

Dr. Ezekiel Calvin (an NIA Research Analyst) is assigned to Niantic to “assess the reality and viability of acquiring technology, both biological and theoretical from Shaper portals” http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/item/tno.png

Shaper Septicycle - First mentioned in this document, a letter from Visur as a septicycle. This document, a letter from Hulong in response to the Visur letter, uses the term Shaper Septicycle.

I will do you the favor of sharing confirmed intel that IQTech has researched and is in the process of
implementing technology to enable them to track Agent operations at a regional level tracked against 
the Shaper Septicycle.

Symbiosis Kinesia - term used by Dr. Antonin Hollis to describe a set of inflictions shared by a set of patients he was working with (and may be related to what is called the Shaper Virus by some). http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/00/sc0/hollis/3pm.2silloHHollis2.mp3

XM Aura -

Calvin:  phillip's security team has reported that Misty Hannah has been moving in and out of an erratic 
quantum state while in lockdown.
Lynton-Wolfe:  I suspected as much. It's called hyperthreading. It's an artifact of XM entanglement... 
Calvin:  she is in two points in space-time simultaneously?
Lynton-Wolfe:  Effectively, yes. We don't yet fully understand how this is possible or the mechanics of it,
but basically her XM aura flickered in and out of existence. 

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/04/item/3anomalies.html

XM Constructs - Term used in “The Niantic Project: Ingress” to describe resonators and fields

"An embedded XM modulation core would allow resonating XM constructs to amplify these naturally 
occurring anomalies. Their plan was to expose civilians, en masse, to vast quantities of XM. They
spoke of XM constructs - "Resonators" and "Fields" - in ways Devra didn't understand." (page 20-21)

XM Entanglement

Calvin:  phillip's security team has reported that Misty Hannah has been moving in and out of an erratic
quantum state while in lockdown.
Lynton-Wolfe:  I suspected as much. It's called hyperthreading. It's an artifact of XM entanglement... 
Calvin:  she is in two points in space-time simultaneously?
Lynton-Wolfe:  Effectively, yes. We don't yet fully understand how this is possible or the mechanics of it,
but basically her XM aura flickered in and out of existence. 

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/04/item/3anomalies.html

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