Technology News Archive - April 17, 2006
Chinese students are putting the "world" back into the Worldwide Web, using the Internet to prep each other in ultra-fine detail on the unfamiliar and often laborious process of applying to study abroad.
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'.