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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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