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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.