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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 10, 2009

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Paramount's 'Star Trek' reboot hit warp speed in its opening weekend at the US box office, taking in $76.5 million, Daily Variety said Sunday.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • 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'.
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