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International News Archive - November 01, 2011

China Adds Another Supercomputer To Its Roster

China has revealed their new powerful number-crunching machine that relies on Chinese microchips rather than standard ones used in many of the world‘s fastest supercomputers.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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