Technology News Archive - April 22, 2007

The Taliban have released a videotape that shows a boy of around 12 beheading a suspected spy with a knife in Afghanistan. Part of the video was shown on the al-Arabiya Network, which is based in Dubai, the BBC reported.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'