International News Archive - November 01, 2011
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
- 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.