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Cutting The Cloud Computing Carbon Cost

Optimizing cloud computing data centers to reduce energy demands and pollution.

The Future Of Robotics Is Soft And Practically

Fire, snow, water - and being crushed by a car - are no problem for a new “bio-inspired” robot. The science of soft robotics has taken a major leap forward with the production of the first ever “untethered” soft robot that can get up and walk freely, no longer relying on a cord for power or control.

Internet-Based A La Carte TV Service Coming Next Year From

Verizon has announced plans to unveil a new Internet-based television service that will allow users to subscribe to and pay for only the channels they want to watch, various media outlets are reporting.

Soft Exosuit Speed-Boosting Jetpack Projects Receive DARPA

DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday.

Eskimo Malware Targets Twitch And Steam

A serious malware problem with the online video game streaming service Twitch.tv, also involving Steam, has been discovered and Twitch users are being warned to be extra vigilant when using the platform.

Acoustic Atoms Researchers Capture The Sound Of Matters

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what kind of sound would be produced by a single atom, researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have the answer you’ve been looking for.

Court Records Yahoo Faced 250K Daily Fine For Failing To

The US government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 per day if it failed to comply with demands to turn over the online communication data of international customers, officials at the web portal have revealed.

Can Facebook Be Used To Accurately Determine Personality

What you say and do on social media can be used by other people to accurately determine your personality traits, even if those individuals don’t know you personally, University of Kansas researchers report in the September 2014 edition of the journal New Media & Society.

Researchers Advance Artificial Intelligence For Player Goal

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that is significantly better than any previous technology at predicting what goal a player is trying to achieve in a video game.

Carnegie Mellons Smart Headlights Spare The Eyes Of Oncoming

A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night.

Pesky Insect Inspires Practical Technology

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies’ compound eyes.

Kickstarter Campaign Launched For Second Version Of

Kickstarter has become the go-to crowdfunding source for everything from startup businesses to college research projects. One of the newest projects, started by UC San Diego computer science students, is for a video game called CodeSpells.

Microsoft Close To Acquiring Minecraft-Developer Mojang AB

Microsoft is currently in talks to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish video game developer behind the popular “Minecraft” title, and a deal could be completed by the end of the week, the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets reported Tuesday.

Five Million Gmail Passwords Reported To Have Been Leaked

Details of five million Gmail accounts - including passwords, usernames and email addresses - have been leaked by a Russian website notorious for such activity. However, there is uncertainty surrounding the story, as the hacking of Google itself has not caused the breach, and the passwords may be years old.

Tiny Electronic Gadget Joins Forces Between Buckyballs And

Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon – one shaped like a soccer ball, the other a tiny diamond – to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction.

FCC Chairman Discusses Spectrum Auction Net Neutrality At

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering holding wireless service providers to the same Net Neutrality rules that apply to wired broadband companies, and is considering calling off next year’s spectrum auction unless firms demonstrate that they are willing to commit serious money to the cause.

Users Of Comcast Public WiFi Now See Self-Promotional

People using public WiFi hotspots provided by Comcast are seeing ads promoting the company’s own Xfinity services.

Apple Showcases New Products Including New iPhone 6 iWatch

On Tuesday Apple's Tim Cook took the stage in a Cupertino, California-event, and despite some technical glitches that lead to frequent outages for those watching online, he made it official – the expected iPhone 6 is on the way.

UK Mobile Phone Thieves Target Apple Devices

A mobile phone theft crime wave is sweeping Britain and iPhones are the thieves’ top target.

Facebook To Focus More On Videos And Enhance Service

Facebook has announced that it will make changes to the way we experience videos on the site, for both the uploader and the viewer, representing more commitment to videos in future.


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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- Albert Einstein
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