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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
marcescent
  • 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'.
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