The feeling that something previously experienced is being encountered for the first time. The opposite of deja vu.
MOUTON A CINQ PATTES
A french idiom, literally translating to 'a sheep with five legs'. Something that either does not exist, or is so rare as to be an anomaly.
A combination of two or more words into a single new word that combines their sound and meaning.
First used in this context in the book Through the Looking-Glass.
METHOD OF LOCI
A mnemonic device first seen in ancient Roman and Greek texts, it is a method of memory retrieval which uses visualization and geo-spacial mechanics to store, organize and recall memories and information.
An optical phenomena that occurs in the seconds directly before sunrise or after sunset. A green spot becomes visible above the sun for a few seconds.
COLD DARK MATTER
A form of matter that interacts very weakly with light waves, currently estimated to be 5 times as numerous in our universe than “normal” matter.
Has not yet been directly detected, but is required to explain many phenomena seen in astrophysics.
Private Military Company
A modern iteration of the concept of mercenaries, PMCs offer trained and armed experts in intelligence, combat and security to their clients.
THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE
A large infrared telescope, designed to be the Hubble telescope's successor. The telescope is expected to launch in 2018. A full scale 'model' of the telescope will be on display from 03/08 to 03/10 at SXSW, just minutes from the Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.
Chatter suggest this may not be a coincidence, and an ulterior purpose may be at play.
Talks taking place surrounding the exhibit include 'Are we Alone?' and 'Unravelling Cosmic Mysteries.'
Covert deliveries made to operatives in the field, usually using an Aerial Delivery System.
Not existing in physical form. Having no material body.
An innocuous device used to surreptitiously transport and store materials relating to an intelligence operation.
Existing beyond the physical or visible world.
A special state of matter entered by gasses when cooled to slightly above absolute zero, where the individual quantum states of each atom collapse into each other and the system of atoms forms a single, coherent quantum system.
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.
The use of extrasensory perception to gain quick, intuitive knowledge about a person or object.
Something that cannot be done
An Incan concept describing the structure of the cosmos that included both space and time as part of a single system.
An expert in deception and sleight of hand trickery. A magician.
A field within magic performance covering feats of the mind, including telepathy, clairvoyance, divination and mind control.
Discreet but omnipresent information gathering systems, working entirely outside of the view of the surveillance target.
In Einstein's theory of relativity, objects accelerated to a high speed compared to an external observer and then decelerated behave as if time had moved more slowly than the objects which remained at rest with respect to the observer.
An estate in Buckinghamshire, England that served as one of the primary code-breaking centers for the Allied effort during WWII.
The high level intel decoded at Bletchley Park was classified as ULTRA, and it has been argued that without the ULTRA intelligence, the war would have been longer and its outcome uncertain.
The perception of time standing still.
Unfamiliar, strange, rare, marvelous and wonderful.
An information collection system that remains in a state of constant monitoring in order to detect, locate, identify, track and characterize its subject at an extremely high level of detail.
A line on a map passing though those points on the earth where the first peal of a thunderstorm is heard at the same time
A innate sense of the location, orientation, position and movement of one's physical being and its various parts.
A philosophical doubt in the objective reality of a phenomenon.
Of dreams or dreaming.
A novice, a beginner.
A field of study that has not yet established its legitimacy.