Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 07, 2009

A California toymaker says a new Star Wars toy that harnesses a user's brainwaves to emulate The Force is due in stores this fall.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.