Oddities News Archive - October 06, 2011
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
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.