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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - February 25, 2008

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Texas, once the oil capital of North America, is rapidly turning into the capital of wind power. After breakneck growth in the past three years, wind turbines contribute more than 3 percent of Texas electricity, sufficient to supply power to one million homes.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.