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Oddities News Archive - October 06, 2011

Robotic Hair Salon Shown Off In Japan

A newly developed robot, from engineers at Panasonic, was developed to help thinly-stretched staff at healthcare facilities, a common problem in Japan that has a growing elderly population.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.