Education News Archive - October 11, 2010
University of Illinois chemistry professor Alexander Scheeline wants to see high school students using their cell phones in class -- not for texting or surfing the Web, but as an analytical chemistry instrument.
Word of the Day
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.